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
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.