Mesa Lakes and Lost Lake Trail

Grand Junction, Colorado 81503

Mesa Lakes and Lost Lake Trail

Mesa Lakes and Lost Lake Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Like many of the hikes on Grand Mesa, this hike has little elevation gain to tax you but it is sheer joy for your canine companion. Grand Mesa is studded with hundreds of lakes, reservoirs, and beaver ponds. Although your dog has to stay on-leash on the trail, at the lake’s edge the leash comes off and he can frolic in the water.

This hike offers such opportunities at five different lakes, so enjoy. But also bring plenty of mosquito repellent during summer months or after a wet spell in early fall. After parking your car, hike south from Sunset Lake and pick up the Mesa Lake Shore Trail loop. Take this trail counterclockwise, keeping the lake on your left. The trail passes through stands of evergreens and copses of aspen as it heads south toward a ridgeline."

Mesa Lakes and Lost Lake Trail Trip Reports

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8/23/2009
This is a really nice hike. It is relativelly easy with some upgrades but nothing extreme. Lost Lake is beautiful. A great reward for the hike. We were the only ones there so it was very peaceful. You do have to pay the day fee even if you have a parks pass. There is a really nice picnic area, too.
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Trail Information

Grand Junction
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.2
Distance
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
1.5 hours
Duration
Best May to October
Season
9,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,200 feet
Top Elevation
Grand Mesa National Forest, Grand Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Grand Mesa; Trails Illustrated Grand Mesa (no. 136)
Local Maps