Camp at Lost Lake Slough
Colorado › Lost Lake Campground
Added by Jason Hatfield
A beautiful lake high in the aspen-covered West Elk Mountains of Crested Butte.
Lost Lake Slough offers camping, hiking, photography, kayaking, and more in a remote and beautiful part of Colorado. At an elevation of over 9,600 ft., the lake typically opens in mid-June after the snow is melted, and closes in October after the first significant snowfall. The campground is on the smaller side with only 18 sites, and can fill quickly on the weeks; fees are $18/night, no reservations. Nearby dispersed camping options are also available on the road in.
The surrounding West Elk Mountains are home to one of the largest aspen stands in the world, and in the fall the whole area glows with golden colored leaves. The Lake is a prime sunrise photography spot in the fall but a variable water level creates different conditions each year.
- Tent & Tarp
- Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping Pad
- Camp Chairs
- Stove & Cookware
- Food & Water
- Camera, Lens, & Tripod
- Batteries & Memory Card
- Warm Layers
- Hiking Shoes
- Cash or check for camping fees
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Camping, Chillin, Fishing, Kayaking, Photography, Stand Up Paddle
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