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Quick Facts

Lost Man Campground

Capacity: 50 People
Elevation: 10,500 Feet (3273.1 Meters)
Length of Stay: 5 Days
Number of Sites: 10
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Lost Man Campground
Copyright: Zander Higbie-Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Lost Man Campground
Lost man Family Campground is situated directly across Independence Pass road from Lost man Trailhead. The campsites are within a lodgepole pine forest at 10,500' above sea level.

Directions from Aspen: Travel 14 miles east on Highway 82 toward Independence Pass to Lost Man Campground on the right.

Directions from Independence Pass: Travel about 6 miles west of the summit of the pass to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-June through Mid-September (NOTE: Season dates may change due to weather. Includes water, trash collection and vault toilets.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Includes water, trash collecti



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed for winter. No services available. Updated: 2002-12-23 14:34:00.0


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Filed By: eric and rita
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: end of august trip...2 other campers...FREE FIREWOOD at each campsite...very nice.
Conditions: day temps 70-75...nite 40-45
Water Availability: stream water good...at site

Filed By: Karen (Fort Collins, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: This is a beautiful area, however, when we arrived the campground was full- 5+ other campgrounds in the area were also full. Have several back up plans. We ended up going about 7 miles down Lincoln Creek Road (a 4 wheel drive road) before finding anything.
Conditions: The rain was welcome as it was pretty sunny and hot while we were there (mid July)! The remote campgrounds (although no bathrooms, water, table, etc) are a much better choice!!
Water Availability: We were able to use water from the river without a problem, that was great!

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: GREAT SITE! Found very few campers there, got into the 30's and cold, but beautiful place. Check out site #3. VERY busy spot in front of site, popular trailhead across the hwy. Stay out of Aspen and enjoy the wilderness around you!
Conditions: No bugs, got real cold at night, campground sees very little sunshine since it is so wooded.
Water Availability: Stream backs to campground and our campsites #3, #4, & #5. Bathroom and water access in center of campground.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: THERE IS A LOT OF AFTERNOON RAIN SHOWERS. CAMPED AT SITE #5,IT IS A MUST SEE. SOME OF THE BEST TENT CAMPING AROUND! HAVE FUN! CAMPED 07/22/99 - 07/24/99



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Lost Man Campground
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking 1/4 mi. north to Midway and Lost Man trails
No
ICON Viewing Historic Sites 2 miles east on Hwy. 82 to Independence Historic townsite.
Yes
ICON Road Biking Independence Pass Road
No



Nearby Services

Groceries: One regional chain and several local stores. (Private - Profit) Directions: 14 1/2 mi. northwest on Hy 82 in Aspen.

Nearest Hospital: Aspen Valley Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 17 mi. northwest on Hy 82. West of Aspen on

Nearest Pay Phone: US West (Private - Profit) Directions: 14 1/2 mi. northwest on Hy 82 in Aspen.

Showers: James E. Moore swimming pool (Private - Profit) Directions: 17 mi. northwest on Hy 82. West of Aspen on

Gas Station: Two regional stations (Private - Profit) Directions: 14 1/2 mi northwest on Hy 82 in Aspen.



Related Activities
Independence Historic Townsite - Independence is generally considered to have been the first mining camp in the Aspen area. This current ghost town supported a population of 1,000 people in 1882.



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Visitor Information:

Aspen Ranger District, 806 W. Hallam , Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-3445

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