Lost Man Trail

Lost Man Trail, Aspen: Address, Phone Number, Lost Man Trail Reviews: 5/5

Lost Man Trail
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872rr
Savannah, GA52 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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Coastman3
Palo Alto, CA1,030 contributions
Sep 2020
Great hike that goes up a lovely mountain valley from Lost Man Reservoir to Independence Pass. The last half mile is quite rocky, but it is a wonderful mountain hike. Watch out for late afternoon thunder storms which are common this high up.
Written September 24, 2020
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kabocchi2018
Colorado Springs, CO7 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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Claude M
Raleigh, NC700 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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climb14
Milford, Connecticut39 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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Judy W
Grand Junction, CO3 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
The wildflowers were abundant even in late August, and the trail wound through lovely meadows and overlooked some gorgeous falls. You can climb up to the pass, made a long loop, or just hike to the lake (which we did). Though the climb is upward all of the way, it wasn't too steep and just felt good for the lungs and for one's spirit!
Written August 27, 2017
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WindsOfWildwood
Wildwood, MO96 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
This is the best under ten mile hike we've ever experienced. Start at the upper parking area on 82 just below Independence Pass summit and hike to the lower parking area on 82 a couple miles down the road. First 3 miles of hike is uphill above the timberline. Last 6 miles is descent into beautiful forests and streams. 2 incredible lakes along the way. This trail is often too snow covered to attempt before July.
Written July 13, 2017
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mbtn3
New York City, NY47 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
A quick, fairly easy trail, nice to hike this when you are still adjusting to the altitide. The forest is beautiful.
Written July 3, 2017
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Andrew S
Bay City, TX262 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
With not many loop hikes that are family friendly in the Aspen Area, this little hike is pretty neat. The lake and vistas are nice, you get to hike through forest and valley. As a bonus, you can hit the grottos which is near by and/or go see the independence ghost town as well.
Written August 24, 2016
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