Fishhook Lake, Lost Lake, and Lake Elmo Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Fishhook Lake, Lost Lake, and Lake Elmo Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.8 miles
528 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



mountain biking

nature trips





wild flowers


The turnoff from 40 is still closed (blocked by rocks), as of 6/4/17

11 months ago

Turn-off from 40 is open as of 8/12/17. FS road: recommend high clearance vehicle or 4WD if muddy. Good hike.

11 months ago

We started from Dumont lake and it was about 5.5 miles to Fishhook lake. Wild flowers were incredible! After our trip we drove up base camp road and it was pretty gnarly in some spots and some serious mud to get through after two heavy thundershowers passed through, but we made it my subi SUV. Lots of mountain bikers on the trail. Beautiful hike and great for backpacking. You may even meet some folks doing the CDT from Mexico to Canada.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

FYI the turnoff from 40 is still closed (blocked by rocks), we tried to access the trail today 6/4/17

Monday, August 15, 2016

Beautiful hike! The drive to the trailhead is just as fun. For planning purposes, be aware it takes an hour from Steamboat downtown to get to the trailhead. We had to turn around at Lost Lake instead of going on since we hadn't realized how long it would take.

mountain biking
Monday, August 10, 2015

I did this trail as part of longer ride from Dumont Lake to Long Lake. Blooming wildflowers, clear lakes, open meadows, big skies.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Beautiful trail and fairly secluded, but mosquitoes can get ugly.

mountain biking
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Tuesday, October 02, 2012