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Lake Park Lasso

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13.5 mile 21.6 kilometer loop
79% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,259' 993 m
Descent: -3,252' -991 m
High: 11,499' 3,505 m
Low: 8,555' 2,608 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by Luke Snow

A smaller lasso loop through the heart of the Lost Creek Wilderness.

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Features Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Wilderness rules apply within Lost Creek Wilderness. There is a self-issuing permit at the trailhead that all runners or backpackers are obliged to use.

Overview

Like most runs in the Lost Creek Wilderness, expect to work for your views, however, the work is well paid off with stunning mountain formations, both in the distance and right on trail.

Need to Know

Lake Park is a suitable place to establish camp so long as you have a filter that is up to the task of cleaning the generally marshy water.

Description

Start your run by taking up the Brookside McCurdy Trail #607 from the parking lot. This section of the trail is actually quite pleasant and not strenuous at all. After about two miles, you'll dump into the Hankins Pass Trail #630. This trail will start to climb up to Hankins Pass. There is some burn from the 2002 Hayman Fire.

After climbing for another two miles, you'll come to the junction of the Lake Park Trail #639. Take this trail; the climb will steepen and eventually you'll reach Lake Park. The water here is not particularly fresh, however, a good filter will do the job. This area makes for a good place to camp for the night if you are doing a multi-night trip.

Leaving the Lake Park area, resume the climb for another mile. This will mark the peak of the loop. Start to descend for another mile until you rejoin the Brookside McCurdy Trail #607. From there, you'll descend steeply, passing a few more camping options, following the trail all the way back to the parking lot.

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Wildfires have scorched the area near the trailhead.
Dec 28, 2016 near Bailey, CO

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