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Friends of Mount Evans and Lost Creek Wilderness

Lost Creek/East Captain Mountain Trailhead

This trailhead provides access to the Captain Mountain Trail and Lost Creek Trail. The small parking area is located on the north side of the road. From the parking area, the Captain Mountain Trail goes northwest and the Lost Creek Trail goes south from the opposite side of the road. The trailhead is in the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area and the road in to the trailhead is closed to motor vehicles on Labor Day, then closed to all entry from January 1 through June 14.


From Denver, take I-70 west to the Evergreen Parkway exit, go 6 miles south on Hwy.74 to Evergreen Lake, and turn right on Upper Bear Creek Rd. Go 6.5 miles west on Upper Bear Creek Rd. to Cty. Rd. 480, then right on Cty. Rd. 480, 3 miles to the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area. From the entrance, continue 2.6 miles to the Lost Creek/Captain Mountain Trailhead.

Trails Served

Captain Mountain
Lost Creek