Hessie Trailhead is provides access to the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Devils Thumb, Lost Lake, King Lake, Woodland Lake and Diamond Lake trails. Approximately one mile of trails leading west lie outside the Indian Peaks Boundary. West of the boundary, wilderness regulations apply and permits are required for camping Devils Thumb Trail to Diamond Lake - 12.45 Miles Round-Trip While most hikers access Diamond Lake from the Fourth of July Trailhead, a longer and commensurately rewarding alternative begins at the Hessie Trailhead. This strenuous route follows the Devils Thumb Trail to the Diamond Lake Trail, which scales the north valley wall and drops to Diamond Lake in the adjacent valley The Hessie Trailhead is operated by the US Forest Services (USFS) and is a popular access point to USFS lands including: Indian Peaks Wilderness. Devils Thumb. Lost Lake. King Lake. Woodland Lake. Diamond Lake trails. Visit USFS Hessie Trailhead for more information about recreating at these locations Devils Thumb Lake - 10.8 Miles Round-Trip Devils Thumb Lake (11,138') is located 5.4 miles from Hessie Trailhead in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.This slender 11-acre lake is hemmed by the north valley wall and bound by krummholz near the outlet, but opens along the south and west shores to big, level meadows under the Continental Divide.. Trail Map | Photo Galler The Devils Thumb Trail Hike. Start at the Hessie Trailhead, which acts as a popular access point to US Forest Service Lands and great trails, including the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Devils Thumb, Lost Lake, Diamond Lake, and several others. Keep in mind that parking is limited along the road, and it will be difficult to get parking in the busy.
He departed from the Hessie Trailhead near Nederland where his vehicle was later found. A cellphone ping put his phone near the Devil's Thumb Trail/Diamond Lake cut-off, according to BCSO. Hall. Hiking routes to the base of Devils Thumb I have hiked to Devils Thumb Pass from Rollins Pass and from Devils Thumb Park, so these will be the routes discussed. Another route to Devils Thumb is from the east and the Hessie Trailhead. This is the shortest driving route to any of the trailheads for Front Range residents The Hessie Trailhead is located less than an hour from Denver and half an hour from Boulder. The US Forest Service operates the Hessie Trailhead. The popular trailhead provides access to the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Devils Thumb, Lost Lake, King Lake, Woodland Lake and Diamond Lake trails Hall and his dog Happy disappeared Feb. 3 after starting a hike at the Hessie Trailhead in Boulder County. They were headed toward Devil's Thumb Lake when a snowstorm rolled in. No one saw them again Hessie Trailhead Shuttle Free Summer Weekend Hiker Shuttle May 28-Oct. 10, 2021. Crystalline alpine lakes, dramatic peaks and epic hiking trails make the Indian Peaks Wilderness an iconic destination just 40 minutes west of Boulder, but its popularity presents some parking woes
Hessie Trail to Lost Lake - 4.4 miles out and back. From Hessie Trailhead, cross the footbridge following Devils Thumb Trail #902 which climbs steeply for about a half-mile on an old road. Do not take the Devils Thumb Bypass which turns right (north) in 0.8 miles just before the bridge. This trail does not pass the Lost Lake Trail junction The Devil's Thumb Lake trail near Nederland that starts at the Hessie Trailhead is a 12.1-mile long hike that is considered difficult given that anyone who reaches the lake would have to climb. Also known as Devil's Thumb Pass, this spectacular trail is the Front Range equivalent to the popular Crested Butte to Aspen hike located in the Maroon Bells Wilderness.Connecting the Hessie trailhead in Boulder County to the Devil's Thumb trailhead in Grand County with a breathtaking climb over the scenic Continental Divide, the 12-mile (one way) Over The Divide hike offers experienced.
Hall and his dog, Happy, disappeared Feb. 3 after starting a hike at the Hessie Trailhead in Boulder County. They were headed toward Devil's Thumb Lake when a snowstorm rolled in During winter, the Devil's Thumb Trail is a hub for backcountry skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts. Loop opportunities abound in this area and this particular loop allows adventurers to journey along High Lonesome on the CDT, as well as Devil's Thumb and King Lake Trails. Contact: CDTC at 1-720-340-CDTC (2382) or the Arapaho Roosevelt National. To access Devil's Thumb from 4th of July Trailhead, follow the Arapaho Pass Trail for 1.2 miles, take the Diamond Lake Trail 3.7 miles more past Diamond Lake and over the ridge to hit the Devil's Thumb Trail 0.6 miles east of Jasper Lake. Turn right (west) to reach the lakes and pass. During winter, the Devil's Thumb Trail becomes the. The Boulder County Sheriff's Office found his vehicle at the Hessie Trailhead later that evening. A cell phone ping put his phone near the Devil's Thumb Trail/Diamond Lake cut-off around noon once at the trailhead you'll have many options of great hikes of varying lengths and difficulties. Lost Lake is the shortest easiest route (and quite popular for that very reason) but you can get away from the crowds heading up to King Lake, Skyscraper Reservoir, Woodland Lake, Devil's Thumb Lake or Bob & Betty Lakes
. If you come here, it really doesn't matter which trail you go on, all will be popular with travelers and all will be beautiful. This is a lakes galore trailhead, so if you are looking for a shiny cool dip at the end of a 3-7mile hike, Hessie is a. Hike Information: Distance : 15mi (24km) Loop. Elevation Change : 3,500ft (1,100m). Estimated Duration : 2 Days (Winter) 8-11Hrs (Summer) Interactive Map : Devils Thumb Pass And King Lake Trail. Directions : Hessie Trailhead. I've never been to Colorado, but always wanted to experience the Rockies covered in snow
They asked for the people hiking the Hessie Trailhead, including near the Devil's Thumb Trail and Diamond Lake cut-off, to be vigilant for discarded clothing or a dog leash According to past reporting, Hall, 27, started a hike at the Hessie Trailhead near Nederland at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 3, with his dog, Happy.Hall's family called dispatchers after he failed to return.
Josh Hall, 27, of Arvada, and the family dog, Happy, went hiking last Wednesday on the Hessie Trailhead to get to Devil's Thumb Lake. At some point during the hike, a snowstorm came in, and Hall. Hessie Townsite/Trailhead Road, Devils Thumb Trail, Lost Lake Trail. 1. Lost Lake. Lake. Continue Hiking. For 2.1mi. Lost Lake Trail, Devils Thumb Trail, Hessie Townsite/Trailhead Road. Weather. View 7 Day Forecast on weather.gov. Trip Reports. Lost Lake - 6/12/2020 smschultz · 7/4/2020 Lost Lake 6/21/20 life_of_flight · 6/27/2020 Untitled.
. If you go: The trail to Devil's Thumb Pass is well marked from the Hessie Trailhead, and passes by Jasper Lake, Devil's Thumb Lake, and the Continental Divide on its way to the pass. Great backpacking sites are. Hiker missing from Hessie Trailhead near Nederland. His vehicle was later found at the trailhead and a cellphone ping put his phone near the Devil's Thumb Trail/Diamond Lake cutoff. We have not, however, been able to confirm that this is an area of interest to search and rescue teams at the time of this publication, beside this note from Out There Colorado, which suggests that many use [Hessie Trailhead] to access the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Devils Thumb, Lost Lake, King Lake, Woodland Lake, and Diamond Lake trails The Devil's Thumb Trail in Indian Peaks Wilderness Area offers incredible views. Don't forget to pick up a backpacking permit if you plan to camp at Jasper Lake or Devil's Thumb Lake, which are located along the trail described below. Trailhead: Hessie Trailhead Activities: Hiking, Backpacking, Fishing, Snowshoeing (to a point) Closest City / Town: Nederland, Colorado Driving [ He left from the Hessie Trailhead, where his vehicle was parked, and his cell phone was last tracked from an area near the Devil's Thumb Trail and Diamond Lake cut off, officials said.
1: N39 57.100 W105 35.696 — 2WD Parking Area for Hessie Trailhead 2: N39 57.278 W105 36.192 — Hessie Trailhead 3: N39 57.330 W105 36.780 — .85 miles : Devils Thumb Bypass Trail junction 4: N39 57.364 W105 37.187 — 1.25 miles : Enter Meado Skiing: In the winter, Devil's Thumb Lake is a popular destination for backcountry skiing (downhill), cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Details. Trailhead Addresses: From Nederland (East), 1120 Hessie Rd #1104, Nederland, CO 80466; From Fraser (West), Devil's Thumb Trailhead, Nederland, CO 80466; Phone: 303-444-660 Hall's car was found at the Hessie trailhead near Nederland. At around noon, his cellphone pinged near the Continental Divide Trail. The last ping showed his cellphone near the Devil's Thumb Trail/Diamond Lake cut-off Search & Rescue Groups Comb Devil's Thumb Lake Area For Josh Hall Search and rescue teams continue their search for Josh Hall who disappeared on Feb. 3 after he went on a hike on the Devil's Thumb Lake trail via the Hessie trailhead
This hike took us high up in the Indian Peaks Wilderness to Devils Thumb Lake just below Devils Thumb - a magnificent rock outcropping along the Continental Divide. Your reference point for beginning this hike is the town of Nederland, Colorado. From the roundabout in the center of town, drive a little more than a quarter mile south on Colorado. Devil's Thumb Lake: 5.5 miles ; Continental Divide: 6.5 miles ; Devil's Thumb Pass: 7.1 miles; Description: Making the trek up to Devil's Thumb Pass is a great, yet challenging, day hike experience. You will gain approximately 3,000' in elevation on this hike, topping out near 12,000' The Hessie Townsite and trailhead are ½ mile to the west. Trail Highlights Lost Lake Trail #813: At the Hessie sign, the left (south) The Devil's Thumb Trail continues up the Jasper Creek drainage. The trail climbs the north side of the valley and is difficult to find in winter This is a very popular route that uses the Continental Divide passes by Rollins Pass and originates from the Hessie Trailhead just west of Nederland. The hike begins by climbing toward Devils Thumb Lake, passing several turnoffs toward Woodland Lake and Diamond Lake before passing directly by the shore of Jasper Lake
Devil's Thumb Lake September 2014 The Hessie trailhead is a popular starting point for hiking in Colorado, with trails that head into the Indian Peaks Wilderness The Hessie Trailhead (elevation 9,009') is such a great starting point for any hiking adventure in Indian Peaks Wilderness because there are so many options to choose from. One of the best options, in our opinion, is the trek up to Woodland Lake (elevation 10,972') via the Woodland Lake Trail This is a difficult one way trail to Bob Lake in Roosevelt National Forest. This trail goes by Devil Thumb Lake, Hessie Trailhead, and Betty Lake Immediately after is a steep winding decline which leads its way to gorgeous views of Devil's Thumb Lake and Jasper Lake. You'll pass a pond, then Devil's Thumb, where afterward the trail opens back into a meadow before landing upon Jasper Lake. After both lakes, the trail continues to decline the rest of the way From the Hessie trailhead we will hike past King Lake and gain the High Lonesome Trail on the Continental Divide. Going north for 2.5 miles, we will eventually encounter the Devil's Thumb Trail. For those who prefer to get a bird's eye view of Bob and Betty Lakes, we can veer a few hundred meters up hill to peer down on them
The Devil's Thumb Bypass rejoins 200 yards beyond the Woodland Lake Trail. After the trails rejoin, the old road begins to climb again. This stretch can be very wet, especially early in the summer, so some bypass social trails have developed. In 1.5 miles, the Diamond Lake Trail #975 forks right (north) Josh Hall, 27-year-old male from Arvada, is still missing after starting a hike at Hessie trailhead on Wednesday. Search and rescue crews have been looking for him in heavy winter conditions for the last 3 days. Aerial searches have been grounded due to the weather conditions . For purposes of the FKT, the official route is as follows (described CCW, though either direction is fine): From the Hessie TH (officially, the bridge over the North Fork of Middle Boulder Creek, just west of the last legal parking spot) head west on the Devil's Thumb Trail Hessie Trailhead (Devils Thumb Pass...) Looking north along the continental divide above Devil's Thumb Lake. Hessie TH Trip Reports. High Lonesome Loop (Summer 2017, OverNight Backpack) Hell Canyon. Upper Lake below Paradise Pass on the border between Indian Peaks Wilderness and Rocky Mountain National Park. August 17, 201 The Hessie Trailhead near the village of Eldora. Photo: raidoh. A popular destination along this trail route is Lost Lake, and is perfect if you are looking for a shorter adventure. If you want a more challenging and longer experience, head further up the Devils Thumb trail to Devils Thumb Lake or Jasper Lake
. At 1.35 miles I came to the Devils Thumb Bypass split. The Devils Thumb trail heads up towards Lost Lake, Woodland Lake, and King Lake. The Devils Thumb Bypass trail heads up to Jasper Lake, Devils Thumb Lake, and Devils Thumb Pass. I look a left and headed towards King Lake After drying off, we jumped back on the Woodland Lake Trail and set autodrive the final 4.5 miles back to the Hessie Trailhead and the car. (Woodland Lake Trail to Devils Thumb Trail to Kings Lake Trail.) The trek out was quite populated with others enjoying the nice weather. Nice day out in the always pleasant IPW. Woodland Lake (left) and. Human remains found near the Devils Thumb Trail Boulder County, Colo. - On Thursday, July 1, 2021, a volunteer with the Front Range Rescue Dogs organization, who was preparing for a future organized search for the remains of Joshua Hall, found partial human remains approximately 4.3 miles west of the Hessie Trailhead, located at 730 Fourth of July Road, west of the Town of Nederland, in.
Josh Hall, 27, started a hike at the Hessie Trailhead near Nederland at 9:30 a.m. with Happy and was supposed to be back in time for a 5 p.m. online class, Hall's mom, Laura Vulkson told the. Hall's vehicle was later found at Hessie Trailhead, where he began his hike, according to a statement from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. His cell phone last pinged near the Devil's Thumb Trail/Diamond Lake cutoff. On Monday, the Sheriff's Office suspended the ground search, citing unsafe weather conditions
The Devil's Thumb Bypass turns right (north) in 0.8 miles, just before the bridge. Either the Devil's Thumb Trail or the Devil's Thumb Bypass will get you to the same destination - the distance is a little longer by the Bypass. The bypass trail crosses open meadows to the north of the creek 1. Hessie Trailhead. 39.95472, 105.60269. This may be a little daunting for some, but if you have a high clearance vehicle, you can scoot past the crowds parked in the limited roadside space at the 4th of July junction and take the left fork down into the cobblestone creek bed The sheriff's office said the cellphone ping put Hall's phone near the Devil's Thumb Trail/Diamond Lake cutoff about noon Feb. 3. Hall's dog, Happy, was found hungry but alive on Feb. 11 by a passerby on Peak to Peak Highway south of Ward
In line with previous reporting, Corridor, 27, began a hike on the Hessie Trailhead close to Nederland at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 3, together with his canine, Completely satisfied. and searchers checked accessible cabins and mine shafts alongside the 4th of July Street and alongside the Devils Thumb Lake Path beneath the Diamond Lake cutoff Just past the townsite you'll find the actual Hessie Trailhead. From here take the Devil's Thumb trail for about 1 mile. This trail is beautiful as it switchbacks up the mountain and passes some stunning cascades. Turn left onto the Lost Lake trail for .5 to Lost Lake. At the lake, you can follow a trail around the lake for another .5 mi or so The access road to Hessie Trailhead is not maintained in the winter and will close as soon as snow makes it impassable (usually mid-November). Normal parking is here at the end of the paved road / closure gate and it is 1-mile to the trailhead proper. Skyscraper Reservoir and Jasper Lake/ Devil's Thumb Lake.Whereas the trail to Lost Lake.
The long, laborious way is to hike in from the Hessie trailhead west of the 'town' of Eldora. That's six miles of trail plus another mile of very steep trail and (then) bushwhacking north along the divide. This might well mandate camping at Devil's Thumb Lake with all those attendant hassles Hall left for his hike at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hessie trailhead near Nederland. Officials later found his vehicle at the trailhead. At around noon, Hall's cellphone pinged near the Continental Divide Trail. The last ping showed his cellphone near the Devil's Thumb Trail/Diamond Lake cut-off Half-a-mile beyond that true trailhead, there is a wonderful 5-mile-long loop hike that takes a few hours, with gorgeous flowers and mountain views (Devil's Thumb and D.T. Bypass Trails). There are branches that go to other spots (like Lost Lake) or continue up to the Continental Divide
Search and rescue teams continue their search for Josh Hall who disappeared on Feb. 3 after he went on a hike on the Devil's Thumb Lake trail via the Hessie trailhead. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending. Josh Hall (Laura Vukson / Courtesy photo)For nearly five months, multiple search-and-rescue teams tried to find missing hiker Josh Hall. Hall and his dog, Happy, disappeared Feb. 3 after starting a hike at the Hessie Trailhead in Boulder County. They were headed toward Devil's Thumb Lake when a snowstorm rolled in. Eight days after the. For nearly five months, multiple search-and-rescue teams tried to find missing hiker Josh Hall. Hall and his dog, Happy, disappeared Feb. 3 after starting a hike at the Hessie Trailhead in Boulder County. They were headed toward Devil's Thumb Lake when a snowstorm rolled in. Eight days after the hike, someone found Happy alive on [ Back on topic: I agree with the Devil's Thumb-Divide-Kings Lake loop from the Hessie trailhead. If you can be sure of zero clouds/no rain with a full moon, a night atop the Divide is splendid. But also, the Hessie trailhead gets so busy on weekends that they have begun to run a shuttle bus to the trailhead from the Nederland High School
You walk through the town of Eldora and once the road becomes dirt, follow it to the Hessie Trailhead. This 4 mile stretch does not take all that long, it is mostly flat and surprisingly scenic. Step 4 - Hike from the Hessie Trailhead to King Lake. Distance: 6.1 mi (one way) Elevation Gain: 3,076 ft Jasper Lake/Devil's Thumb Lake Trail (moderate/advanced) Take the road west of the town of Eldora to the fork at the 0.8-mile mark and continue left past Hessie townsite. Take either the Devil's Thumb Bypass trail or the Devil's Thumb trail; they soon merge. Jasper Lake is 4.5 miles From the Townsite, the road continues rough and with large mud puddles another quarter-mile to the Hessie Trailhead. From the trailhead, cross the footbridge and take the Devil's Thumb Trail #902, which climbs steeply for about a half-mile on an old road. The Devil's Thumb Bypass turns right (north) in 0.8 miles, just before the bridge See description Devils Thumb Trail #902 -- Hessie Trailhead under South Map Trails on Sky Terrain's map Southern Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness. See description Devil's Thumb Pass Trail 902 on Latitude 40 Degrees' Boulder / Nederland Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map. 6.5 +2,775: Moderat
The High Lonesome to Devil's Thumb is just that, a high altitude trail to be alone with your thoughts in an ever expanding environment. The trail always aiming for a horizon that blurs, where earth and sky are one and the imagination is left with thoughts of danger, beauty and intrigue 4. Devil's Thumb Lake. Beginning at the Hessie Trailhead near Nederland, it's a 5.5 mile hike to Devil's Thumb Lake. The good news is that you don't need to make it all the way to the lake to take in a great wildflower show. At 0.85 miles you'll hit the Devil's Thumb Bypass, which is where the trail hits the South Fork of the Middle Boulder Creek A Colorado man's dog was found alive eight days after they never returned home from a hike, authorities said. Josh Hall, 27, and his dog, Happy, started a hike at the Hessie Trailhead in Boulder. Hessie Trailhead: 9,000: Devils Thumb Trail (Hessie to Diamond Lake Trail Jct) Completely Snow Covered: Trail snow covered with drifts in areas. Difficult to follow trail if not very familiar with it. Snow shoes would be helpful in places. Not a great deal of exposed ice. 02-07-2021 From the trail split, we would now head back to Hessie Trailhead via the Devils Thumb Bypass Loop. Well, we did not exactly do the complete 6 mile loop due to the hike being a lot more stenuous for the new hikers, so we only hiked around 3 miles round trip. What made the shorter hike very, very satisfying, was the long refreshing lunch stop at.
Hessie Trailhead. Located near Eldora, Hessie Trailhead gives snowshoers access to areas including the Indian Peaks, Devils Thumb, Lost Lake, King Lake and more. Hikers and snowshoers have long wanted access to these scenic destinations. In fact, the initial construction of the trail to Lost Lake began in 1911, several years before the formal. Once you reach the Devil's Thumb Trailhead, your trail hiking is concluded and you are left with dirt roads to lead the way. Follow the dirt road west from the trailhead and when you come to the intersection head to the left (south). Follow this road out of the National Forest, through Devil's Thumb Ranch, and all the way down into Fraser
Devil's Thumb Lake Trail via Hessie Trailhead, Nederland. Best blooms: June-July. Distance: 13 miles roundtrip. Difficulty: Moderate. Head up to Nederland and take the Hessie Trailhead to Devil's Thumb Lake Trail to find alpine wilderness and catch some spectacular views of wildflowers. You can do the entire 13-mile out-and-back trail, or. This idyllic alpine wilderness just west of Nederland is sheer perfection! (There are many trails options, but one good route is the Devils Thumb Bypass, which begins at the Hessie Trailhead, continues on the Devils Thumb Bypass Trail, then pushes upward to the breathtaking Continental Divide at 6.5 miles and roughly 11,000') Parking for Lost Lake Trail. There is limited parking at the Hessie Trailhead along the sides of the road. Make sure to adhere to the No Parking signs. Four-wheel drive is highly recommended for this road. Lost Lake Trail Description. The trail begins on a dirt road that crosses a footbridge following the Devil's Thumb Trail #902