Devil's Causeway, Lost Lakes, and Chinese Wall

HARD 5 reviews
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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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
21.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4337 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
3 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
4 months ago

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.

backpacking
4 months ago