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Lost Lake From Hessie Trailhead

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Added by: Danimal on 09.07.2011
Last Edited by: Danimal on 09.07.2011
Trail Stats:
Length: 4.4 Miles Time: 4 hours 51 minutes 30 seconds Elevation Gain: 955 Feet
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From Nederland, head south on Colorado Highway 119 for 0.5 miles. Turn west onto County Road 130 (Eldora Ski Resort sign). Stay on the main road through the town of Eldora. Once the pavement ends, continue for another mile. Look for a sign and vehicles parked above a side road heading sharply down and to the left. This side road leads to Hessie Trailhead and is a cobblestone creek bed that carries water year round. Vehicles without high clearance should park at this junction. From here, it is a 0.25-mile walk to the trailhead.
Access Restrictions And Fees:
This trail is heavily used on the weekends and parking is limited.
Lost lake is a popular hike on the outer boundary of Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, near Nederland. It's 2.8 miles round trip from Hessie trailhead to Lost Lake. From the trailhead, cross the footbridge and take the Devil's Thumb Trail #902, which climbs steeply for about a half-mile on an old road. Do not take the Devil's Thumb Bypass, which turns right (north) in 0.8 miles, just before the bridge. This trail does not pass the Lost Lake Trail junction. Instead, cross the bridge and stay on the main Devil’s Thumb Trail. It is 1.1 miles from the trailhead to the Lost Lake Trail junction. Turn left (south) following signs for Lost Lake Trail #813. The lake is up another half mile on a good trail. Camping is allowed at one of the eight first-come, first-served campsites around the lake.

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  • Trail Type:
    • Out and Back
  • Trail Length:
    • Quick Jaunt
  • Traffic:
    • Heavy
  • Features:
    • Pet Friendly
    • Kid Friendly
    • Beginner Friendly


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This trail is near Nederland, CO 80466, USA

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