Length: 3.73 miles between trailheads             Trail Use: Moderate

Difficulty: Easiest                                           Open To: Hiking, Biking, Horseback, OHV

Beginning Elevation: 9,651 ft.                       Ending Elevation: 10,043 ft.

Elevation Gain: +392 ft.                                USGS Map(s): Vail West


Access from Vail : From I-70, take Exit 176 for Vail. Turn to the north and proceed on North Frontage Road to Red Sandstone Road #700:

WEST TRAILHEAD - continue up Road #700 for 6 miles to the trailhead parking on the right.

EAST TRAILHEAD - proceed up Road #700 to the first right turn, Lost Lake Road #786. Follow this very rough 4WD road to the trailhead taking a left turn at each fork.

Trail Highlights : From the west trailhead, the trail follows a ridge dividing the Piney and Red Sandstone drainages while traveling though lodge pole pine and aspen groves. Where the trail forks to the left to Piney Lake, go straight. The trail gradually climbs 600 feet to the trails high point then drops slightly to Lost Lake. Continue .75 mile on the trail to reach the east trailhead. This portion of the trail passes through forest and meadows and crosses Red Sandstone Creek.

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