Pike National Forest
The 120,700 acre Lost Creek Wilderness is characterized by clear streams, open parks and granite canyons, walls and domes. The area includes most of 3 mountain ranges, the Platte River, Kenosha, and Tarryall. Elevations within the wilderness range from 8,000 feet to over 12,400 feet. The area got its name because of the number of times that Lost Creek is hidden by boulder piles. The area is home to a large herd of bighorn sheep in addition to mule deer, elk, bobcat and black bear. Vegetation in the area ranges from Lodgepole pine, aspen, spruce fir and bristlecone pine to alpine tundra. Approximately 100 mile of hiking trails can be found in the wilderness.
For more information contact: The Pike National Forest
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication