Devil's Causeway, Lost Lakes, and Chinese Wall

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Devil's Causeway, Lost Lakes, and Chinese Wall is a 21.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Yampa, Colorado that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, birding, and backpacking and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
21.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,337 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
29 days ago

Did this trail starting from Skinny fish trailhead walked the lost lakes and crossed the causeway finishing at Trappers Lake. Beautiful walk, took us two and a half days to complete, bug spray is a must! The trails are very easy to navigate if your experienced, we bought a map from Wyatt’s sporting goods that I just stuck in my back pocket. There are moose wandering around, we saw an adolescent bedding down for a storm early in our journey. So do be wary. Overall I loved this hike.

backpacking
11 months ago

Very strenuous but spectacular views. Trail would be extremely hard to follow without gps and proper planning. The trail split off into several "cattle paths" that led to nowhere. Didn't see a single person after the trailhead until after the Chinese wall at West Lost Lake. Saw no large animals but plenty of tracks and droppings. The Devil's Causeway was very exilerating with amazing 360° views, and is only a few miles from the Stillwater reservoir.

backpacking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

A fantastically beautiful and fun part of Colorado. The trek out to West Lost Lake ended up being pretty strenuous and unfortunately the mosquitos were out in full force, but it was well worth it. The trek back along Chinese Wall was quite a bit easier with even more spectacular views. With all the late snow fall this year there were several medium and large sized snow fields still but they were all easily crossable.

hiking
10 months ago

backpacking
Saturday, July 01, 2017