Lost Lake

Nederland Colorado Cross Country Ski Trails

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Popular because of its proximity to Denver and Boulder, this area is laced with trails. The tour to Lost Lake is a fun outing for any level skier or snowshoer who wants to enjoy the beauty of a high-elevation mountain lake. Well tracked, not too long, and with manageable elevation gains, this tour is ideal for beginners who want to discover the sport of cross-country skiing, or for snowshoers who want to take a pleasant walk without losing their breath.
Winter Trails: Colorado-The Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails

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Winter Trails: Colorado-The Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails

by Andy Lightbody and Kathy Mattoon (Falcon Guides/Morris Book Publishing, LLC)

Popular because of its proximity to Denver and Boulder, this area is laced with trails. The tour to Lost Lake is a fun outing for any level skier or snowshoer who wants to enjoy the beauty of a high-elevation mountain lake. Well tracked, not too long, and with manageable elevation gains, this tour is ideal for beginners who want to discover the sport of cross-country skiing, or for snowshoers who want to take a pleasant walk without losing their breath.

© 2013  Andy Lightbody and Kathy Mattoon/Falcon Guides/Morris Book Publishing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing
Nearby City: Nederland
Length: 6 miles
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Novice to intermediate
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 8,810 feet
Top Elevation: 9,780 feet
Other Uses: Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing
Local Contacts: Roosevelt National Forest
Trail/Surface Quality: Ungroomed, but usually well tracked by skiers or snowshoers
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Recent Trail Reviews

7/19/2008
1/19/2008

Excellent trail for novice backcountry skiers and snowshoers. Wide trail that is mostly well packed in places. Several wind blown sections in the beginning where you might need to walk a bit since the snow gets very sparse but once you are past this some beautiful snow in a well sheltered trail. Great views and several options for longer and shorter routes make this a good day for all levels and abilities.

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