Lost Creek Wilderness - West side

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Lost Creek Wilderness offers a great variety of recreational opportunities.  There are many miles of trail in or near the wilderness area and all wilderness regulations apply.  Trails in the wilderness area are for foot traffic only and not open to motorized vehicles or bicycles. 

Lost Creek Wilderness is located in Pike National Forest and the trails and campgrounds on the west side are taken care of by the South Park Ranger District.

Lost Park, Spruce Grove, and Twin Eagles Campgrounds are located adjacent to Lost Creek Wilderness on the west side.  Lost Park and Twin Eagles are first come, first served and Spruce Grove can be reserved at Recreation.gov.

Trails and campgrounds on the east side are managed by the South Platte Ranger District.

At a Glance

Fees No fee, however, campground fees apply when staying at nearby developed sites.
Permit Info: No permit is required to access Lost Creek Wilderness.  However, please sign in at the trailhead when entering and sign out upon your departure.
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Jefferson is at the northern end and Lake George is at the southern end of Lost Creek Wilderness.
Water: At developed campgrounds when the campgrounds are open.
Restroom: At developed campgrounds when the campgrounds are open.
Information Center: South Park Ranger District - (719) 836-2031

General Information

Directions:

Access to Lost Creek Wilderness can be made a number of ways.  It is recommended that you have a Pike National Forest Map, USGS, and/or National Geographic Trails Illustrated topograhical map for detailed information about getting into, being in, and getting out of the wilderness area.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

Recreation areas with activity Dispersed Camping:

Many opportunities for dispersed camping within and around Lost Creek Wilderness.

Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:

Lost Park, Spruce Grove, and Twin Eagles Campgrounds are located adjacent to Lost Creek Wilderness on the west side.  Lost Park and Twin Eagles are first come, first served and Spruce Grove can be reserved at Recreation.gov.


Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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