Brookside McCurdy Trail #607
ElevationAscent: 6,119' 1,865 m
Descent: -5,644' -1,720 m
High: 11,852' 3,612 m
Low: 8,077' 2,462 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
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“This important north-south thoroughfare connects to other trails and provides endless loop possibilities.”— Luke Snow
Rising out of Craig Park and over a saddle, you'll drop into North Lost Park. From here, the trail briefly leaves the Wilderness and joins the Colorado Trail (CT - Segment 4). A couple of miles after the trails combine, you'll see a second junction where the trail regains its independence and heads south; the CT - Segment 4 continues east.
The trail will follow Lost Creek to another junction to meet the Wigwam Trail #609, which heads east-west. Maintain your path south, and once again enter the Lost Creek Wilderness. The trail will meet and follow Indian Creek upstream to a commanding saddle between the Lost Creek and Tarryall Creek drainages. The trail then meets Ute Creek Trail #629 climbing steeply up from the southwest. Follow the trail, now bearing southeast, and start the steep climb to the shoulder of Bison Peak; here you may choose a slight detour up Bison Peak Southwest Route to get even more stunning views of the scenery that is now laid before you.
From this high point, the trail follows a ridge to the southeast of an old burn area and stunning granite formations and spires. This section of the trail offers some of the best views of the region and affords stunning fall colors in the appropriate season. There is slight exposure however, and lightning storms can pose a risk. Start to descend into McCurdy Park where the trail meets the McCurdy Park Trail #628.
Finally, the trail descends a short distance and meets both the Lake Park Trail #639, and a bit farther on, the Hankins Pass Trail #630. The trail then veers to the southwest, gently descending to a parking lot.