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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > White River National Forest > Blanco Ranger District

Quick Facts

Lost Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2337.9 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 2,050 Feet (639.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,550 Feet (2976.9 Meters)
Length: 10 Miles (16.67 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 1808
Usage: Moderate

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General Description

The Lost Creek Trail provides the recreationist with a pleasant hike four miles up Lost Creek to Lost Park. The Lost Park trail divides shortly after entering the park, branching up both the east and west forks of Lost Creek. After roughly 2 miles both forks junction with the Salt Park Trail on the drainage divide between the White River and Williams Fork River. The South Fork of the Williams Fork and Salt Park are accessible from either fork of the trail.

Directions from Meeker: Lost Creek and Lost Park Trail are located 32 miles east of Meeker. Take State Highway 13 east out of Meeker for one mile; turn right on County Road 8 for 31 miles to the Long-Lost Trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: May through November (NOTE: Always open. Beware of severe Winter conditions.) .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 2000-07-05 18:03:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
ICON Cold Water Fishing Lost Creek provides the opportunity to fish for Colorado Cutthroat, Brook and Rainbow Trout.
ICON Hiking & Walking
ICON Horseback Riding

Related Activities
Long Park/Lost Creek General Forest Area - The Long Park/Lost Creek area offers access to four-wheel drive roads, hiking trails and hunting. It is located in the northern portion of the Blanco Ranger District, northeast of Buford.

Lost Creek- Long Park Loop Trail - This loop takes off at the Lost Creek trail and merges into the Long Park- Dead Horse Road before finally coming back on the Long Park Trail. This trail offers excellent views of the White River's North Fork Drainage.

Lost Park Trail - The Lost Creek Trail leads to Lost Park. The Lost Park Trail forks from there and links to the Salt Park Trail from which the South Fork of the Williams Fork and Salt Park are accessible.

Marvine Lakes General Forest Area - The Marvine Lakes general forest area offers access to a number of lakes and trails in the central part of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area of White River National Forest.


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