The Lost Solar Trail begins five miles up the South Fork Trail. The trail climbs quickly out of South Fork Canyon into the Lost Solar Creek drainage. After fording Lost Solar Creek, the trail follows the narrow valley for several miles, crossing several small streams before rising out of the creek bottom onto the side hill. The cover along the trail varies between open parks and timber. Seven miles from the South Fork Trail, you enter Lost Solar meadows, a large grassy park. After following the meadow for 1 mile, you finally reach the Oyster Lake Trail.
Directions from Meeker: Lost Solar Trail is located 34 miles east of Meeker. Take State Highway 13 east out of Meeker for one mile; turn right on County Road 8 for 18 miles to the South Fork Road (County Road 10) Turn right for two miles, then jog left 1/4 mile, then right for 10 miles to the South Fork Campground and trailhead. From the trailhead, follow the South Fork Trail 5 miles up South Fork Canyon to the Lost Solar Trail junction.
May through November
(NOTE: Always open. Beware of severe Winter conditions.)