Lost Trail Road

Total Miles
9.2

Elevation

3,767.61 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Lost Trail is a 50" trail more suited for dirt bikes than 50" vehicles. It is a connector between Cinnamon Pass (part of the Alpine Loop) and Stoney Pass via the interesting ghost town of Carson, CO. There are several other mining areas to explore near Carson Pass. There are areas where the cattle fencing must be crossed on an elevated "V". This trail is also called and signed as West Lost Creek Trail or simply Lost Creek trail if approaching from 149 and the town of Creede. Please tread lightly and stay on designated trails.

Photos of Lost Trail Road

Lost Trail Road
Lost Trail Road
Lost Trail Road

Difficulty

There are several water crossing, one of which runs parallel (with the creek) that can be 12+" deep at times. Most of the trail is tight single track through the trees and wider 50" through Meadows with some challenging loose rock climbs towards the end before you descend to Carson, CO. There are several elevated "V" cattle fences crossing to negotiateAs of July 2023 there were numerous trees down and unofficial re-routes of the official trail.

History

Historically the The town of Carson, CO is for sale and listed with Berkshire, Hathaway.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Montgomery B
Aug 06, 2023
Dirt Bike
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Dirt Drifters
Jul 07, 2023
Dirt Bike
Open
Dusty
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Jerod Heberer
Jun 26, 2023
SxS
Obstructed
Deep Snow

Access Description

From the North, take Cinnamon Pass out of Lake City and turn at the sign for the town of Carson. The road is open to all vehicles until the town site, then becomes 50". From the South, using either direction on Stoney Pass (from Silverton CO 149) follow Stoney Pass road and head north at the sign labeled lost trail. Here you will find a 50" gate and signage, unlike from the North where Carson Road becomes 50".

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