The Lost Lake Trail is open all year but can be very hard to get to in the winter.
It is open to hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. Dogs are welcome on the trails.
There is a fee to park at Brooklyn Lake, but there is a fee of $5 per vehicle for each day to park in the Sugar Loaf Recreation Area (near Lewis or Libby Lake). The Medicine Bow Routt National Forest Day Use Pass is accepted along with all Interagency Recreation Passes.
The Lost Lake Trail is 3.4 miles long and moderate.
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The Lost Lake Trail is named for Lost Lake which sits near the middle of the 3.4 mile long trail.
Starting from the east near Brooklyn Lake, the trail climbs through the trees towards the Glacier Lakes.
From there it continues mostly upwards to Lost Lake, the high point on the trail.
Next, the trail will gradually transition from sub alpine forest to the alpine boulder strewn meadows.
The western portion of the trail will give you the best views of the surrounding peaks and the many alpine lakes.
Check out a cool video of fish swimming in Lost Lake here.
If you are looking for a guide to take with you on the Lost Lake Trail:
- You can view, download, and print a PDF version of our free trail guide.
- You can find these trails in our Snowy Range and Pole Mountain Trail Deck sold through our partner, Laramie’s Basecamp.
- The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest publishes the Medicine Bow National Forest Map – Waterproof.
- These trails are also part of the Hiking Wyoming’s Medicine Bow National Forest – Third Edition book by Marc Smith.
The trail ranges in elevation from 10,600 feet at the Lost Lake Trailhead to 10,950 feet at Lost Lake.
The Lost Lake Trailhead can be reached by traveling west from Centennial on Highway 130 for almost 8 miles to Brooklyn Lake Road. Then follow Brooklyn Lake Road for 2 miles. The Lost Lake Trailhead will be just before you enter the Brooklyn Lake Campground. The Gap Lakes Trail also provides access to the Lost Lake Trail. To get there travel west from Centennial for 11 miles. Turn right on the road marked for the Sugar Loaf Recreation Area. Follow this road to the end at Lewis Lake.
Select the Google Map tab next to the Just Trails Map tab at the top of the page to see a directions map.
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