A Hidden Gem: Lost Lake

Some days, it’s just better to drive a little further down Kebler Pass, past Lake Irwin, the Lily Lake hiking trail, and Ohio Pass to Lost Lake.


Summer’s in Crested Butte can get busy, the lakes, trails, and camping areas surrounding the town are crowded. But just up the road, at Lost Lake Campground you can get away from it all. Hiking trails, hidden lakes, and nice camping facilities. Saddled between the West Elk and Ragged Wildernesses at 9,600 foot elevation, the Lost Lake Campground offers visitors impressive views of the surrounding East and West Beckwith Peaks and the Anthracites, fun hiking, and often uncrowded paddling.


Lost Lake has a wild brook trout fishery and is stocked by the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife every other year with small (<2 inch) fingerling Colorado River cutthroat trout. This lake gives anglers an opportunity to catch native cutthroat and brookies in a scenic setting.  Dollar Lake, a short hike from the campground is managed as a wild trout fishery. Few people make the hike to this tucked away lake, and you can be rewarded with fun fishing and paddling in a secluded spot.

You have access to Beckwith Pass Trail (#842) and the Three Lakes trail (#843) from the parking area at Lost Lake Campground, The Three Lakes Trail is a 3 mile hike starting from the campground with opportunities to view beautiful wildflowers, a waterfall, and 3 pristine lakes.

Make sure to pack a picnic lunch, grab some paddleboards or floating tubes from Wheelies and Waves, and head up to Lost Lake for a full day of family fun the next time you’re in Crested Butte. From Crested Butte go 16miles west of town on County Road 12. Go south on 706 to the campground. 

3 Tips To Beat The Winter Blues

Winter Blues got you down?

We feel you! But as you know, cold and snow brings beautiful lakes, flowing rivers, amazing trails, and let's not forget the WILDFLOWERS!!

Here are our top 3 tips to beat the Winter Blues......

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1. Get Outside and Have Some Fun!!

It doesn't matter that it's the middle of winter. Even if it's cold, get outside for 30 minutes, 3x per week. And we're not talking about just walking to your car from the office, make it time that you are outdoors, unplugged, and taking it all in. Whether you are skiing, or walking your dogs around the park, getting outside will help you appreciate every season (plus, it's good for your health!)


2. Plan A Trip!!!!

Having something to look forward to always helps the time fly. You can book a river trip with us now, or a tropical vacation toThailand. Marking a date on your calendar, and having it to look forward to. We are now taking reservations for rentals and tours, book one now to help the winter fly by!

3. Eat A Meal That Brings Back Memories!!!

I know this may seem silly, but it's so fun to try and recreate your favorite meals from vacation. Maybe it's the MacDaddy from the Secret Stash, or the Panang Curry from Thailand, not only will making a dish evoke memories from your favorite trip, it also will bring some laughs for the whole family!

Dirtbiking through Fall in Crested Butte/Gunnison

One of our favorite ways to see the beautiful fall color in Crested Butte is on one of our dirtbikes, which we also rent in the Gunnison/Crested Butte area.

Whether you are an experienced rider, or new to the sport, our team can set you up with the correct dirtbike (we have TTR 230’s, YZ250FX, and YZ450FX) or adventure bike (we also have a Honda Africa Twin!) to get into the Colorado back country quickly and enjoy the leaf peeping!

Check out this video of Courtney on one of our dirtbike rentals, a TTR 230, cruising Paradise Divide.