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Snowshoeing: Colorado > White River National Forest > Sopris Ranger District

Quick Facts

Last Chance Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,400 Feet (2930.2 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 500 Feet (155.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,900 Feet (3086.0 Meters)
Length: 2.2 Miles (3.67 Kilometers) 3.5 km
Trail Number: 1,945
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Meredith, Nast, and Mt. Jackson




Satellite and Topo Map




General Description

The trail crosses Last Chance Creek near the beginning and then is an easy walk through meadows most of the way. It ends at the junction with Tellurium Lake trail. From here you can hike to either Tellurium Lake, Josephine Lake or Henderson Park.

Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel east on Hwy. 82 to Basalt. Turn left into downtown Basalt and follow the Fryingpan River Road about 27 miles (past Ruedi Reservoir) to Road #501 (North Fork), turning left towards Elk Wallow Campground. Approximately 4 miles take the left fork road onto road #506. When road #506(Burnt Mt.. Road) crosses the first stream about 5 miles down road #506, the trailhead is on the upstream side of the road.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Memorial Day Weekend through September (NOTE: Snow may obstruct this trail at high elevations.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Last Chance and linking trails.
Yes
ICON Cross-country Skiing Last Chance Trail
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Last Chance Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Last Chance Trail
Yes
ICON Snowshoeing
Yes



Related Activities
Eagle/Thomasville Road - This road is not a four wheel drive road, but is very dangerous and slippery when wet. Do not drive on it if rain is in the forecast or it has recently rained!



More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Ste. 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

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

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