Lost Man Trail
Lost Man Trail
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kabocchi2018
Colorado Springs, CO8 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Beautiful alpine trail with full of wildflowers! (End of July) Started from Independence Lake Trail side, which started out with lots of climbing up (1600ft elevation change). Not muddy, a few creek crossings. Dogs allowed on leash.
Written July 28, 2020
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jrog9832
Arvada, CO457 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
My wife and I backpacked this in August and it was fantastic! We started at the lower trailhead and were planning on camping at Lost Man lake and then finishing at the upper trailhead to be picked up by family members the following day. The hike from the lower trailhead is rather easy for the first several miles until you start the climb up to Lost Man Lake. It is fairly steep and somewhat challenging with a large pack on your back. We set up at Lost Man Lake. We were greeted by a family of 7 Mountain Goats who ended up spending 3 hours with us. It was awesome! Then we ran into a problem...a storm. The storm rolled in at midnight and since we were above 12,000' my wife wanted to get lower...so we did. We hiked down in the darkness and hail/sleet pouring down on us. Not the ideal situation but the hike itself was great up until the storm. Definitely worth checking out if your passing through Aspen and Independence Pass.
Written September 7, 2018
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climb14
Milford, Connecticut40 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
Good, easier hike. Right off independence pass, just west of the pass high-point. Start is almost above tree level, so you dont have to go far to be above the trees. You can stop at the first lake, go up to the pass, and/over to the second lake.
Written September 24, 2017
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Lisa H
Mexico City, Mexico407 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Upper Lost Man is one of my favorite hiking trails in Aspen - the hike itself is above the tree-line along a small creek, and the vegetation around you with dozens of different wildflowers is breathtaking! Try and make it up to the "saddle" (about a 90 min hike), you will not be disappointed!!
Written July 26, 2016
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Aspeneyesurgeon
Aspen, CO116 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
This hike really called lost man loop as one can start lower down on highway 82/Independence pass, or higher up, and go in a loop coming out at the opposite point, which is why it's a good idea to leave a car at the opposite point so you don't have to walk to your car, you're already there. This is a scenic hike which takes about 5 or 6 hours, with a lunch stop at the lake...trail skirts around the lake which is beautiful...be sure to have all of your emergency gear with you as weather is capricious...be prepared, as the Boy Scouts say.
Written October 26, 2015
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Andrea F
Aspen, CO70 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
You can gain altitude slowly, or start at the top and work your way down. The valley trail meanders through easy terrain which is classic alpine hiking. When you start at the high trail, it climbs quickly crossing streams, and snow. Stay on the trail and pay attention to the weather. Once you get over the pass and descend to the lake keep your eyes on the eagles that frequent the area. We have picked morel mushrooms at the lower end of the trail on occasion. It's a great hike for a picnic followed by a nap about half way! Bring sufficient water and a jacket.
Written April 22, 2015
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ATXMike
Austin, TX176 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
Not as scenic as some, but a nice hike to escape the crowds and enjoy nature. Lots of small streams flow through the hillside. It's 8.8 miles from end to end, which will leave you about 3 miles from your car at either end. There seems to be an informal shuttle system of hikers sharing rides back and forth to get between the lots - so you can likely find a friendly traveler and avoid the extra distance.
Written July 22, 2013
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iheartco25
Carbondale, CO180 contributions
This is a great loop and the scenery is spectacular. You have to shuttle vehicles (or hitchhike) and you must actually plan to do this hike. It's well worth it.
Written May 3, 2012
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872rr
Savannah, GA53 contributions
Sep 2020
Its a long climb, uphill all the way, but fun, the vistas spectacular, with a lake at the top as your reward - especially if you want to dip your feet in.
Written September 25, 2020
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Claude M
Vence, France933 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
We hiked the lost man trail from the highest to lowest points, which worked great for photography.

We made a slight detour early on to go to Linkins Lake which is worth the detour. Lots of marmots were out that day so that made the hike more fun.

Due to the drought, the wild flowers were not as plentiful

We created the pass to Lost Man Lake then descended to the forest. This is where one of us got hit by altitude sickness which gave him a headache and made him dizzy. The only remedy was to get to lower altitude. So watch for early symptoms, keep the engine stoked (with carbs and water).

The hike is easily visible and well maintained. Views on either side of the pass are majestic.

Allow for 6 hours of walking + time for lunch and photo ops.

We used 2 cars and left one at the top and one at the campsite so we could go point to point.
Written August 9, 2018
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Lost Man Trail - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)