Lost Man Trail Loop
This hike, in the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness where leash laws apply, offers you and your canine companion three options, depending on your and your dog’s hiking abilities, stamina, available time, and weather. The first option is a short hike to Linkins Lake, situated above timberline and just below the summit of Independence Pass. The second option is to continue along Lost Man Creek to Independence Lake, another gorgeous alpine lake, but one offering more solitude than Linkins Lake. If the weather and your and your dog’s stamina hold, you may want to consider option three. It continues to the saddle above Independence Lake, the highest point on this trail, for superb views of the Continental Divide and the Roaring Fork River valley. Then complete a half loop back to Lost Man Campground.
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Directions to: Lost Man Trail Loopprint directions
Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||1,300 ft|
|Season||Best July to August|
|Trailhead Elevation||12,000 ft|
|Top Elevation||12,800 ft|
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