The Lost Forest isn’t hard to find — it’s just hard to see. Tucked in among the trees and rocks are an alpine coaster and zip lines, biking trails, ropes challenges and climbing walls.
There are ponds to fish in, creeks to hike along, places to enjoy nature alone or in groups, two disc golf courses and passionate guides to help you find your next adventure.
Here, surrounded by wild beauty, you’ll find your next wild adventure. Welcome to Lost Forest.
Pending approval from the USFS
For alpine adventure with a twist, strap into sleek coaster car for a speedy descent of Snowmass’s terrain. Go as fast as you dare as our alpine coaster drops you more than 400 vertical feet on a mile of turning track. It’s a thrilling ride, but safe and accessible for riders of all ages and abilities.
Clip in, hang on, and have the ride of your life as you soar among the trees and cliffs of Snowmass. With eight ziplines, two sky bridges, and platforms mounted in the trees themselves, this guided experience lets you leave the ground behind for three hours of flight.
If you’re up for a challenge, here’s one that takes the “up” part seriously. This high ropes course offers five different paths at five different difficulties, and takes you 40 feet into the air. Along the way, you’ll tackle all sorts of physical and mental feats, all under a guide’s watchful eye and a constant belay system.
Nothing clears the head like being at the end of your rope. This custom climbing wall with auto-belay lets you challenge yourself safely on dozens routes of varying difficulty. Whether you’re a beginner or a dedicated wall rat, you’ll find this the perfect place to get a grip.
There is no shortage of trails to choose from on Snowmass, but deciding where to start is easy. From Lost Forest, more than 35 miles of trails take you to meadows of wildflowers, tumbling brooks, and magnificent views, and the gondola gives you a head start on your elevation gain.
Little anglers will get hooked on fishing at our stream-fed pond, which is packed with trout anxious to join you for a bite. Kids can practice casting and catch-and-release with one of our fly rods, and parents can even join for half-day private trips.
If golf is a good walk ruined, then disk golf is a great hike turned into competitive sport. Our 18-hole course ambles and scrambles over wild terrain, taking golfers from Elk Camp down to Base Village — where you’ll return your rental discs and enjoy a round of post-round refreshments.
Groups can launch strategic campaigns in our paintball arena. Each player has 300 washable and biodegradable paintballs to take out the opposition, and plenty of man-made and natural features to utilize. Reservations are required for the arena and equipment rental.
You can’t do everything at Lost Forest in a single vacation, but you can certainly try. Grab your own personal guide to find the best hikes, the best views, the most information, and the most excitement you can squeeze into day on the mountain.
This small site is big on atmosphere, with aspen groves that shelter the banks of a mountain pond. It’s just a short walk along an accessible path from the top of Elk Camp gondola, but it’s a world away from civilization.
Now this is a meeting room with a view. Perched at 11,325 feet, this high mountain meadow gives you and your guests breathtaking views of the Maroon Bells and the Elk Mountains. Discover these views by taking the open-air Elk Camp Chairlift up and down the mountain.