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Wigwam Trail No. 609

Contact Info
Pike & San Isabel National Forests Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands
19316 Goddard Ranch Ct.
Morrison, CO 80465

Phone:
303-275-5610
Basics
Length:
11.3 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
7 - 8 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8160 feet
Elevation Range:
8160 feet to 10170 feet
Elevation Change:
2010 feet
Season:
Summer to Fall

Description

From the Wigwam Trailhead parking area, follow the signs a short distance on an old logging road to a sign on your right where the trail leaves the road. The trail heads generally northwest along Wigwam Creek. The trail rises with a moderate, gradually steepening grade into Wigwam Park. Wigwam Park has a number of beaver ponds and campsites. Be sure your campsites are at least 100’ from the trail and stream. The last stretch to the park has several short, steep, rocky sections of trail. In Wigwam Park the trail intersects the north end of the Goose Creek Trail, which runs up a valley to the south and over a pass into the Lost Creek drainage. Just to the west of the Goose Creek junction, the trail intersects the south end of the Rolling Creek Trail. From here the Rolling Creek Trail climbs steeply to the north, over a ridge, and down the north side to the Colorado-Rolling Creek trailhead on Forest road 560, west of Wellington Lake.

From Wigwam Park the trail continues its gentle rise to the pass at the end of the valley and then descends into East Lost Park, an open valley surrounded by outcrops and domes of Pikes Peak granite. In the middle of the park, the trail crosses Lost Creek and then follows it upstream to the Lost Park Trailhead and its intersection with the Brookside-McCurdy Trail.

Details

Length:
11.3 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
7 - 8 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8160
Elevation Range:
8160 feet to 10170
Elevation Change:
2010
Season:
Summer to Fall
Additional Details:

This trail provides a less-crowded alternative to the Goose Creek Trailhead. Originally used to drive cattle from Webster Park, north of the Wigwam Trailhead, over into Lost Park, the trail accesses the east side of the Lost Creek Wilderness by following the Wigwam Creek drainage up to an open meadow called Wigwam Park and on to a saddle at the end of the valley. Beyond the saddle, the trail drops down into East Lost Park, then crosses Lost Creek and continues west up the creek to the Lost Park Trailhead. Granite domes along the trail present many opportunities for rock climbing and the nearby streams provide good fishing. Because the trail is almost entirely in designated wilderness, Wilderness regulations apply.

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