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Fishing: Colorado > White River National Forest > Blanco Ranger District

Quick Facts

Lost Park Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,580 Feet (2362.8 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 1,320 Feet (411.5 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,900 Feet (2774.3 Meters)
Length: 10 Miles (16.67 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 1805
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 18:04:00.0

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

North Fork Campground - North Fork Campground is located 35 miles east of Meeker close to the North Fork of the White River, at an elevation of 8,000 feet. In addition to single sites, the campground has a group site for up to 50 people.

Salt Park Trail - The Salt Park Trail begins at the end of the Morapos Creek Road, north of Meeker. It leads to Salt Park, north of Sleepy Cat Peak and links to a number of other trails.

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Visitor Information:

Blanco Ranger District, 317 E. Market , Meeker, CO, 81641, Phone: 970-878-4039, Fax: 970-878-5173


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