West Lost Trail # 822

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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 Contenetal 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

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Restrictions: NO JEEPS, NO ATV's
Closest Towns: Creede, CO
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Directions from Creede, CO. Travel west on State Hwy 149 for 19 miles. Turn left and travel west 17 miles on Forest Road 520. Park at the Lost Trail trailhead. Travel up Trail 821 for 2 miles. The West Lost trail starts here, follows the west fork of the creek, and ends at the Continental Divide.

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River and Stream Fishing

Good fishing is possible in the lower 4 miles of West Lost Creek trail.

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy


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Horse Riding & Camping

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  Area/Length : 
7.0 miles

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  Elevation : 
10400 - 12500