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Lost Lake and Mesa Lakes from Glacier Spring Campground

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Grand Mesa National Forest

Lost Lake and Mesa Lakes from Glacier Spring Campground is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 423 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

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Nicole Grider
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Hiking

As always, one of the best trails and spaces on the Mesa.

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Bobbi Gutierrez
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Karina Moser
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Hiking

Beautiful trail with breathtaking lake views! Good for all ability levels and dogs. Decent shade throughout. Bring bug spray :)

Nicole Grider
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HikingBugs

Lost Lake is one of the best Grand Mesa has to offer. Take bug spray with you :)

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Dominic H.
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Hiking

Wonderful. Some of the best views I’ve had on a trail and the pine trees were very fragrant too. I went on a weekday afternoon in early June and still saw some snow. It would have been nice to get Lost Lake to myself but because it is the trail end you will likely end up sharing it unless you go early. Remember to stay hydrated!

Ed Chism
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HikingSnow

This is a good trail for almost any ability. There are still some areas with snow on the trail, but nothing to worry about. There is plenty of shade along the way and nice views.

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Josh Zulick
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Great hike. I would rate it moderate since there was well over a foot of powder. Definitely coming back in the summer to see the lakes

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Sarah Herbert
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Hiking

Beautiful, easy hike. My sister and I encountered very few people on the trail (on a Wednesday afternoon), enjoying the peacefulness. The Grand Mesa was alive with fall colors. We were surprised there weren’t more on the hike (mostly evergreen around the lake), however, it was beautiful nonetheless.

Chris Miner
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Hiking

Nice little trail. Beautiful scenery. Lightly used. 25 degrees cooler than the valley below.

Holly Wade
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Hiking

Fantastic. Very well maintained, a little rocky, and amazing views. Saw some dogs, and very few people. Exactly what this city girl needed

Shanta Loecker
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Rebecca Gitter
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The mosquitoes are pretty intense for the first mile - once you get into denser forest cover they disappear. Easy parking ($6) if you park by the trail head, lots of free parking about .5 miles away. 90%of hike is moderate to easy. Decent climb and high altitude-so as someone who lives at sea level that was a factor. Gorgeous wild flowers, 3 pristine lakes, beautiful views and that pine smell. If you have a dog who likes to swim - we saw several paddling about. Also composting toilets at trail head.

Steve Scales
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Good short hike in the Grand Mesa area. Has a lot of bugs because there are so many lakes and ponds.

Sarah Bunting
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The trail is currently under water once it reaches the lake.

Elena Gresham
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Hiking

Great hike - on the easier side of moderate. There was still snow covering some parts of the trail - we spoke to one local who said they got about 30 ft this year so it’s to be expected. Weather was a nice cool 65 even though it was 90+ in Grand Junction so take a jacket and bring bug spray! Beautiful lakes, magnificent pines and aspens. This would also be s great hike to do in the fall when the aspen leaves change.

Patty Deters
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Today is June 30th and there is still a little bit of snow on the trail in places but we were able to make it to the end. Because of the snow we lost sight of the trail at one point but the app was helpful in getting us back on track. We made it to Lost Lake and it was well worth it. The lake is FULL too and beautiful. I uploaded some pictures (one with the snow). I am 57 with RA and I’d say this was on the easier side of moderate in difficulty. Bring a camera and ENJOY!

Melissa Hutchison
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Great Hike! Went with my boyfriend & our puppy. We didn’t bring cash for parking so we had to walk and extra .5 miles to get to the trail. We went end of September as the leaves were changing and it was gorgeous!!

Kayla Armstead
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Hiking

Great trail, moderately steep in a few parts but nothing too difficult. Good for new hikers and kids too!

Chris Bolyard
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Hiking

Great Trail! Aspens are just starting to turn yellow. Only saw probably 10 people. Virtually zero mosquitoes for us. Gorgeous views. Trail head was easy to access. Took us about 1h45m with stopping and having a snack at Lost Lake. Highly recommend

Julie Miller .
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Snowshoeing

This makes for a lovely walk on snowshoes. You can rent them from the lodge, if they are open. It's super quiet in the winter, for the most part.

Laura Herren
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My kids 7-16 and I hiked this trail about 3 weeks ago. The trail was great but the mosquitoes almost carried us away!

Jennifer Quinn
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Easy to follow trail to a beautiful destination.

Deb Lenard
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Easy for a non hiker

Nicole Grider
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Hiking

Phenomenal discoveries around every bend.

Kelly Banahan
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Hiking

Loved this hike! We missed the turn off to go up to lost lake and ended up walking the perimeter of south Mesa lake before we realized. Also beautiful! We eventually walked back and found the correct trail to get up there. Was pretty easy. Has a few places to stop off to rest on the way up. We went last September and the trees were all yellow! Definitely recommend around that time.

Sarah Crawford
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Hiking

Easy trail with more than a few mosquitoes but it got better as the trail went on. very nice views of the lake. there were some trees down on the trail .

Jesse Bass
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Easy walking trail; but lots of mosquitoes this time of year. As long as we were in the sun they were tolerable. I suggest walking at a quick pace or light jog while in the shaded areas. They didn't seem to be impressed with bug spray. Other than that, it was a beautiful scenic walk! And skinny dipping in the Lost Lake was worth it!

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