Lost Lake  
Maps:    
USGS 7.5' Map: Red Feather Lakes
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 1 FR235 1.50 7876 to 8040 ft. NA 1 hour
County: Larimer
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Roosevelt National Forest
Canyon Lakes Ranger District
2150 Centre Ave., Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970)295-6700
Summary: Lost Lake road is a short spur road to a small lake at the head of a gulch.
Attractions: Hiking and Camping
Seasonal
Closure:
Agency - November 30 to June 15
Best Time: June - May still be drifted in.
July - Best time.
August - Best time.
September - Best time.
October - Watch for early snows.
Trail Heads
Accessed:
Trail around Lost Lake
Camping: There are dispersed camp sites all along the road.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp. There are a few other 4WD roads in the area to explore, like Chicken Park, FR181.
Fall Colors: Average - There are a few aspen trees in the area.
Navigation: From Red Feather Lakes, CO. head west on W County Rd 74e/Red Feather Lakes Rd toward County Rd 67J. Turn right onto County Rd 67J and go 0.8 miles. Continue onto Prairie Divide Rd for 8.1 miles. Turn left onto Creedmore Lakes Rd and go 0.6 miles. Turn left onto the Lost Lake road.

From Livermore, CO. head west on US-287 N for 2.9 miles. Turn left onto Cherokee Park Rd and go 7.6 miles. Turn left onto Co Rd 82E and go 7.7 miles. Slight left onto Prairie Divide Rd and go 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Creedmore Lakes Rd and go 0.6 miles. Turn left on the Lost Lake road.
History:  
Description:
Lost Lake is an easy road that dead ends at Lost Lake. The road leaves County Road 73C and crosses some low hills that are moderately forested. There are quite a few pull offs for camp sites along the road. The road is easy enough that travel trailers are brought into the area.
Road to Lost Lake

photo by:
Adam M

After passing a small pond on your right that has a few dispersed camp sites around it, you will come to the intersection with FR235A to the right, which is a short spur road to a turn around. From this intersection the main road gets a bit narrower and follows along a small creek through the forest.
Lost Lake

photo by:
Adam M

At the end of the road you will come to a turn around with a few dispersed camp sites at the north end of Lost Lake. From here there is a hiking trail around the lake.
Lost Lake

photo by:
Adam M

Data updated - December 16, 2016      4WD Road driven - September 4, 2016      Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2016