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Date Wednesday  6/26/2019
End Date Friday  6/28/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Backpack to Explore Refrigerator Gulch and Lost Creek Lost Creek Wilderness
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader John Walters
Co-Leader Brad Cotten
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Waitlist Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 19
Elevation Gain 2500
Driving Distance 120


Carpooling to be determined

For more info Contact

John Walters, 303-995-7638


This is a three day backpack to Refrigerator Gulch, a remote, rugged area where Lost Creek's comings and goings under boulders, through canyons, and out of massive caves are visibile from directly off the trail. This strenuous hike takes us deep into the backcountry where the mysteries of the Lost Creek's path are ready for exploration.

Day 1, We depart Goose Creek Trail Head, cross two bridges and head north on Goose Creek Trail. The trail meanders on the north side of Goose Creek before climbing steadily to the junction with the Shaft House ruins at the 4 mile point. Goose Creek Trail climbs steadily away from the historic buildings through a gorgeous aspen grove (4.8 mile point, at 9,000 ft.), and continues to Reservoir Gulch at the 5.5 mile point, with a creek and camping sites. Here we camp for two nights.

Day 2, we will leave our camp set up and dayhike to Refrigerator Gulch, a 5 mile RT or more, depending on how much we explore Lost Creek. This includes a 500' descent into Refrigerator Gulch, then a climb back out on our way to overnight at our campsite at Reservoir Gulch. 

Day 3. We break camp and return to Goose Creek Trailhead and our car.    


This is an exploratory hike.

Group is limited to four.

Details to follow by separate email.