Lulu City Out-and-Back
ElevationAscent: 759' 231 m
Descent: -753' -229 m
High: 9,506' 2,898 m
Low: 9,056' 2,760 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A pleasant out-and-back along the Colorado River to the historic town of Lulu City.”— Brian Smith
Family Friendly This flat trail is extremely family friendly: walk as far out as the kids are willing to go and then turn back. Great historical learning opportunities are available at Lulu City, too.
Looks for many trails branching off uphill and leading to old mine shafts. If you decide to divert up to one of the mine shafts, use extreme caution as old mines can be very unstable and prone to caving events.
Eventually, you'll arrive at Shipler Park and the ruins of Joe Shipler's Cabin. Continue north on the trail until you reach a junction with the Lulu City Trail Spur and the Little Yellowstone Trail. Stay left and follow the spur for a quarter mile to the remnants of the old mining town of Lulu City. This is a good turn-around point. If more miles are desired, consider Continuing north on the Lulu City Trail Spur until it terminates ath the Little Yellowstone Trail. Turn right onto West Fork - Little Yellowstone and follow that back to the south.
Flora: Ponderosa pine, douglas fir, wildflowers, shrubs
Fauna: Elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep, coyotes, black bears, cougars, butterflies.
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several building platform outlines as well as some scattered artifacts.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Rocky Mountain National Park