Lost Creek Loop

Unique in character and rugged, the Lost Creek Wilderness is host to the Lost Creek Loop. This trek winds through some of the best scenery the Lost Creek Wilderness offers, including the rugged Goose Creek drainage with its fun granite spires and giant sized boulders as well as jaw-dropping views west toward the high Collegiate Peaks and the Mosquito Range.

Begin at the Goose Creek trailhead and head for Hankins Trail (#630). The trail climbs first through a short section of ponderosa pine forest that was burned during the 2002 Hayman Fire then ascends into a healthy pine forest before transitioning into a mixed pine and aspen forest toward Hankins Pass. From Hankins Pass, head north on Lake Park Trail (#639) and connect to McCurdy Park Trail (#628) briefly. Head north to the McCurdy Brookside Trail (#607) junction. At this point there is an option to cutoff a part of the loop by continuing to Goose Creek via McCurdy Park. For the longer loop, and for spectacular views from the top of McCurdy – Bison ridge head north west on the Brookside McCurdy Trail. The trail climbs to a high vantage point above tree-line as it traverses a ridge connecting McCurdy Mountain and Bison Mountain. Connect to the Wigwam Trail and head east to the Goose Creek drainage where rugged and pink hued Pikes Peak granite has been eroded into a jumble of boulders of immense proportions and others into spire-like formations. Goose Creek Trail (#612) returns you to the Goose Creek trailhead.

Trail Length

34 mi; 24.5 mi. with optional McCurdy Park cutoff

Trailhead

Goose Creek

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