Portions of the Beckwith Pass Trail (#842) and the Three Lakes Trail (#843) were reconstructed and additional parking provided for trail access.The Three Lakes Trail is a 3 mile hike starting from the campground with opportunities to view beautiful wildflowers, a waterfall, and 3 pristine lakes.
Just down Kebler Road is Horse Ranch Park, a large meadow with a vault toilet, picnic tables and managers for feeding livestock. This meadow is a staging and dispersed camping area for backpackers and horseback riders preparing to escape into the adjacent wilderness areas. Dark Canyon Trail (#830) leads hikers and horseback riders into the Raggeds Wilderness. The Dyke Trail (#838) skirts the wilderness and is a poplar trail with bicycle riders. Across the road, Cliff Creek Trail (#840) leads into the West Elk Wilderness. Dispersed camping in Horse Ranch Park is limited to 7 days.
"This is a great place for families to enjoy inspiring views, easy hikes and good fishing” says Levi Broyles, District Ranger for the Paonia Ranger District. “In addition to improving the campground, we have fixed resource damage and removed old structures making it safer for our visitors,” he added.
Lost Lake Campground opens when the snow melts and the roads are dry, generally in mid –June. Print this campground brochure (8.5x11sixe paper).Please check the GMUG website(http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/gmug/recreation) for campground open status, and fees.
It is not currently on the reservation system; therefore sites cannot be reserved and are on a first come basis. The campground may be full on busy summer weekends.
Directions: From Paonia, CO take Rt. 133 east about 16 miles to a Crested Butte sign (County Road. 12). Go west on county route 12 about 15 miles to Forest Service Road 706. Go south on 706 approx. 2.5 miles to campground. From Crested Butte, CO go 16miles west of town on County Road 12. Go south on 706 to the campground.