Last Chance Trail located about 27 miles from Basalt, Colorado. 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. Each party overnighting in the Holly Cross Wilderness is required to self-register at the Trailhead and to carry a copy of the registrationwith them during their visit. There is no fee charged and no limit to the number of permits issued. Last Chance Trail is within the Holly Cross Wilderness, pleaseeducate yourself about Wilderness Ethics and rules.* DOGS MUST BE LEASHED out of consideration for both other people and wildlife.Closest Towns:
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.
Memorial Day Weekend through September
(NOTE: Snow may obstruct this trail at high elevations.)