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Quick Facts

North Lost Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 2,000 Feet (623.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,000 Feet (3428.9 Meters)
Length: 2.0 Miles (3.33 Kilometers) 3.2 km
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 128 Maroon Bells, Redstone, Marble
Trail Number: 1967
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Marble and Snowmass Mtn.

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General Description

This hike starts in aspens and soon turns into a pine/spruce forest with numerous meadows of wildflowers. There are nice views of the Raggeds Wilderness to the south and high peaks to the north. It ends at the junction with the Arkansas Mountain trail. From here you can take the left fork to Carbonate Creek trail,or take the right fork to the Silver Creek Pass trail which also has magnificent views.

Directions from Carbondale: Travel south on Hwy. 133 25 miles from Carbondale. Turn left on County Road 3 into the town of Marble. Travel past Beaver Lake on the 4WD road. One mile beyond the lake, take road #315, or Lead King Basin jeep trail, to the left of the stream crossing. Park at the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through September (NOTE: Snow at high elevations prevents access to this trail during the Winter, Fall, and Spring months.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking North Lost and linking trails
ICON Hiking & Walking North Lost Trail
ICON Horseback Riding North Lost Trail

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Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Sopris Ranger District, 620 Main St, P.O. Box 309 , Carbondale, CO, 81623, Phone: 970-963-2266, Fax: 970-963-1012

Links to other sites:
Forest Conservancy - Current Information from Local Volunteers: Closings and Conditions


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