Three Lakes #843
The Three Lakes Trail #843 begins at the western side of the Lost Lake Campground and ends on the eastern side. It is a very popular trail and provides a beautiful hike near timberline, which travels past alpine lakes and is only moderately difficult. The trail crosses a meadow with numerous wildflowers, and then gradually ascends through spruce-fir before skirting Lost Lake. It is well marked and easy to follow with a good tread way and an average slope of 8%. The trail offers views of Lost Lake/East Beckwith Slough and the Ruby Range. A side trail leads to Dollar Lake which is a spring fed natural lake with native trout. The route switchbacks down a moderate slope through aspen before reaching the main slough and crossing the outlet. The lakes offer fair fishing, the Slough is stocked by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife annually, and outstanding views of East and West Beckwith.
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||Open to hiking.|
|Closest Towns:||Crested Butte, CO|
From Paonia: Travel east on Hwy 133 for 15 miles to Gunnison County Road 12, Kebler Pass Road. Turn east onto CR 12 and continue for approximately 14.5 miles to Forest Service Road #706, Lost Lake Road. Follow FSR #706 for two miles to the Three Lakes and Beckwith Trailhead just before Lost Lake Campground.
From Crested Butte: Travel west on Gunnison County Road 12, Kebler Pass Road, for approximately 16 miles to Forest Service Road #706, Lost Lake Road. Follow FSR #706 for two miles to the Three Lakes and Beckwith Trailhead just before Lost Lake Campground.
T. 14 S.; R. 88 W.; Section 3. U.S.G.S. Map: Anthracite Range. Elevation: 9,600 feet. Latitude: N38.869, Longitude: W-107.209.