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West Lost Creek Trail

photo: Dirt biking West Lost Trail.  Photo courtesty of https://www.uncovercolorado.com/. Photo by Uncovercolorado.com.

Length: 7.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Camping
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Motorized vehicles - Motorcycling
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: SW from Creede on SR 149 20.1 mi. to FS Rd. 520, W 16.5 mi. to trailhead.
State(s): Colorado
Counties:
Longitude: -107.34707
Latitude: 37.797

Driving Directions

Travel SW from Creede on Hwy 149 for 20 miles to FDR 520 (Rio Grande Reservoir Rd) Take FDR 520 west for 16.5 miles to the Lost Creek trailhead. Hike approximately 1.75 miles up Lost Trail Creek Trail to the intersection with West Lost Trail Creek (FDT82).

Description

The West Lost Trail is 7.0 miles long. It begins at Forest Trail 821 and ends at CDNST 813.

Beautiful views of Pole Mountain, and vast panoramic views are possible once a hiker begins approaching the Continental Divide. This trail provides the shortest access to Cataract Lake from the Rio Grande River drainage. Occasionally bighorn sheep can be seen along the rugged ridges of Pole Mountain.

The trail is open for the following uses: Motorcycle Trail Riding, Mountain Biking, Foot and Horse Travel

Additional Details

Width: 39 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1979

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Art Marcilla
Trail Coordinator
Rio Grande National Forest
Divide Ranger District
13308 West Hwy. 160
Del Norte, CO 81132
(719) 657-3321
amarcilla/r2.sjrg@fs.fed.us

 

Photos

Dirt biking West Lost Trail.  Photo courtesty of https://www.uncovercolorado.com/. Photo by Uncovercolorado.com.

Dirt biking West Lost Trail. Photo courtesty of https://www.uncovercolorado.com/. Photo by Uncovercolorado.com.

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