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Location: SW from Creede on SR 149 20.1 mi. to FS Rd. 520, W 16.5 mi. to trailhead.
Travel SW from Creede on Hwy 149 for 20 miles to FDR 520 (Rio Grande Reservoir Rd) Take FDR 520 west for 16.5 miles to the Lost Creek trailhead. Hike approximately 1.75 miles up Lost Trail Creek Trail to the intersection with West Lost Trail Creek (FDT82).
The West Lost Trail is 7.0 miles long. It begins at Forest Trail 821 and ends at CDNST 813.
Beautiful views of Pole Mountain, and vast panoramic views are possible once a hiker begins approaching the Continental Divide. This trail provides the shortest access to Cataract Lake from the Rio Grande River drainage. Occasionally bighorn sheep can be seen along the rugged ridges of Pole Mountain.
The trail is open for the following uses: Motorcycle Trail Riding, Mountain Biking, Foot and Horse Travel.
Width: 39 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1979
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: USFS Trail Details
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Rio Grande National Forest
Divide Ranger District
13308 West Hwy. 160
Del Norte, CO 81132
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