A zipline, ropes courses, the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, miles of hiking trails, a high-mountain fishing pond, disc golf, paintballing, and a climbing wall—welcome to Lost Forest, the epicenter for summer exploration for any age.
Summer Operating Dates
Open: Daily June 21–Sept. 4, Weekends (Fri.–Sun.) Sept. 8–10, 15–17, 22–24, 29–Oct. 1
Close: Oct. 2
Picture the perfect summer playground with shaded, winding trails connecting a magnitude of on-mountain activities. Based out of Elk Camp on Snowmass, Lost Forest is immersive yet accessible—inviting you to lean into your sense of wonder by spending time in nature. Walk off the gondola and into an adventure on an alpine coaster, biking trails, a ropes course, a climbing wall, fishing ponds, hiking trails, and a disc golf course.
Take it all in on your own with the Base Ticket or opt for a guided exploration with the Treeline or Canopy Ticket. Here, surrounded by wild beauty, you can enjoy nature with the whole family—welcome to Lost Forest.
Please review our Lost Forest Rules & Regulations before purchasing your Lost Forest admission. There's no place like Lost Forest.
Lost Forest Base Ticket includes lift access to Elk Camp gondola and chair, the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall, Aerial Approach Disc Golf, Trout Hook Fishing Pond, and Elevated Journeys Hiking Trails. Times are 10:30am–4pm (activity closing times vary).
Open to families and thrill-seekers, the Treeline Trial Challenge Course, combines rappels, ziplines, bridges, and ladders for a thrilling obstacle course in the trees. Choose from five different courses of varying difficulty: Lily Pads (easiest), Snakes & Ladders, Eagle Walk, Spider Web and Islands in the Sky (most difficult). Lost Forest Treeline Ticket includes access to Elk Camp gondola and chair, Treeline Trial Challenge Course, and all activities included in Lost Forest Base. Participants must be between 48-78 inches tall, weighing between 50–250lbs, and able to reach to at least 66 inches. View full details and requirements below.
Canopy Tour Ticket
Soar above Snowmass with multiple ziplines, sky bridges, rappels, and platforms mounted in the trees themselves for a thrilling adventure through the canopy! Guests must be 16 years old or accompanied by an adult. Maximum of 6 people per tour. Reservations are required and are nonrefundable within 48 hours of tour start time. Check in at the Ticket Office at the Base of the Elk Camp gondola at least 30 minutes prior to your reservation time.
Compare Lost Forest Options
|Lost Forest Base||Lost Forest Treeline||Lost Forest Canopy|
|Breathtaker Alpine Coaster||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Treeline Trial Challenge Course||✔️|
|3-Hour Canopy Run Zipline Tour||✔️|
Elevated Journey Hiking Trails, Aerial Approach Disc Golf (with own equipment), and Trout Hook Fishing Pond (with own equipment) are free activities included with your purchase of any Lost Forest Activity.
Completely unused Snowmass Bike Park, Sightseeing, and Lost Forest Base tickets are refundable. Lost Forest Canopy, Treeline, and Bonus Night Tickets require 48-hour cancellation notice. No refunds due to weather if operations remain open. No partial refunds.
Summer weather in the Rocky Mountains is unpredictable and out of our control. As a result, we do not offer refunds due to weather impacts on our operation. Please check the forecast while planning your activities.
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