Lost Lake is a small lake within walking distance of Whistler Village and is a popular attraction with a beach area and surrounding trails for hiking and biking. There are tons of wildflowers, but hurry - they are starting to go to seed. Hear that? Aspen, CO – Lake. • Lost Trails ATV Park is located in Dunmore PA. Bring your ATV or ride with our guided tours. The second is from Independence Lake Trailhead, 17.3 miles east of Aspen at the last switchback before reaching Independence Pass. Across the road find access to Lost Man Trail and the Hunter-Frying Pan Wilderness area. As soon as the sun crept over the mountains, we were in it for the rest of the morning (bring a hat). Fishing is fair in Independence Lake, … Lost & Manastash Lakes. 919.3 m Down, 4.6 mi Above is a photo with my back to the trailhead. The last 2.3 miles of trail are all downhill. 602.86 m Up From the back of the parking area the trail obviously heads towards the creek. High altitude made the elevation feel tough, I was breathless. Follow directions to Linkins Lake Trail #1979 which shares it's trailhead. The first access is 14 miles east of Aspen and is a large parking area on the north side of the highway, across from the Lost Man Campground. When you reach the top of the ridge you will be in Lost Man Pass (12,820 ft.), the highest point on the hike. The last half mile is quite rocky, but it is a wonderful mountain hike. A little strenuous due to altitude and smoke in the air from wildfires but worth the hike. lots of off leash dogs and kids. After enjoying time at all 3 lakes (and a hidden one in the distance), we were back in the car by 11:30am! This section of the trail leads up to South Fork Pass and Lost Man Lake. The photos don't do the scenery justice, they make the terrain look more desolate than is the case. • Fave trail in CO ever. The Lost Lake Nature Trail is a less traveled hiking path from the Cross Country Connection ski rental shop, on the other side of the creek from Lorimer Road near Blackcomb Way. 35.8 m Down, 34.4 mi We added some elevation by climbing to the top of mt massive to the right of Lost Man Lake - gorgeous 360 views! You'll travel over many small streams, all with plenty of rocks to keep your feet dry. 4,913' Up The second is from Independence Lake Trailhead, 17.3 miles east of Aspen at the last switchback before reaching Independence Pass. 3,301' Up The July morning was amazing and the flowers were prolific. Gradual climb. These include reserved group picnic areas, softball field, volleyball courts, hiking trails, nature study area and trail, bird watching, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and playgrounds. 5,221' Up That is the sound of the rushing Roaring Fork River due west… or so we think. • Continue through the valley and at the 4 mile junction, stay right and continue uphill to Lost Man Lake. The moderate rating is appropriate, mostly because of the high elevation. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from May until September. Climbed to saddle above pass between Lost Man and Independence lakes. Beautiful trail, even on a rainy and overcast day, with amazing sweeping views. The dog loved it too. Something else? 3,857' Up The first is at Lost Man Campground, approximately 13.3 miles east of Original Street in downtown Aspen. Trailhead access to Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness is across the road. Incredible!! Pretty lakes, wild flowers, and water all around. The entire hike and trail can be seen on the National Geographic topographical map named Aspen / Independence Pass. The SHORTER and EASIER hike to the lakes starts at the FIRST bend/parking area closest to Indy pass. We wanted to do the full Lost Man trail, but didn’t quite have it in us today. and 1 other. One option: follow the trail beyond the lake, heading south to where it links up with Lost Lake Trail 3, South Lost Lake and the WTA-built Rock Trail, leading to the top of Cleator Road. If you are traveling the entire Lost Man Loop Trail there is a 4 mile gap along Independence Pass Road (HWY 82) to get back to your original trailhead parking area. It is marked accordingly, with a map at the entrance, along with wilderness rules and regulations. Very moderate incline nearly the whole way until the top of the pass when you descend to the lake. • 11.8 km • • • The name for trail #1996 is "The Lost Man" trail. 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