Last Chance #1945


The trail crosses the creek near the beginning and then is an easy walk through meadows most of the way. It ends at the junction with Tellurium Lake trail. From here you can hike to either Tellurium Lake, Josephine Lake or Henderson Park.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Each party overnighting in the Holly Cross Wilderness is required to self-register at the Trailhead and to carry a copy of the registrationwith them during their visit. There is no fee charged and no limit to the number of permits issued.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Last Chance Trail is within the Holly Cross Wilderness, pleaseeducate yourself about Wilderness Ethics and rules.* DOGS MUST BE LEASHED out of consideration for both other people and wildlife.
Closest Towns: Basalt

General Information

Directions: From Carbondale travel east on Hwy 82 to Basalt and take a left into Basalt at the stoplight. Drive 27 miles up the Fryinypan Road (past Ruedi Reservoir) to Road #501 (North Fork), turning left towards Elk Wallow Campground. Approximately four miles take the left fork road onto road #506. When road #506 (Burnt Mtn. Road) crosses the first stream about 5 miles down road #506, the trailhead is on the upstream side of the road.

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2.2 miles

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9400 - 9900


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