Cheyenne: Gap Lakes to Lost Lake Loop

Hike to more than 9 lakes beneath the stark peaks of the Snowy Range on this 6.5-mile loop. You'll have countless chances to catch native trout or take breathtaking photos.
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Hike to more than 9 lakes beneath the stark peaks of the Snowy Range on this 6.5-mile loop. You'll have countless chances to catch native trout or take breathtaking photos.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 10.2

Waypoints

GLT001

Location: 41.3584594726562, -106.294311523438

From Lewis Lake, head N up a gentle grade on North Gap Lake Trail

GLT002

Location: 41.3610725402832, -106.292594909668

Keep straight @ 3-way, tracking between several unnamed glacial lakes

GLT003

Location: 41.3678665161133, -106.297134399414

Medicine Bow Peak towers above South Gap Lake; stay on E side to avoid rockfall

GLT004

Location: 41.3742332458496, -106.294769287109

Fish for rainbows at North Gap Lake; follow rocky peninsula between lakes, then bear NE onto the Circle Trail

GLT005

Location: 41.3791160583496, -106.289894104004

Stay N of Shelf Lakes

GLT007

Location: 41.3866119384766, -106.276741027832

Stop for a snack before 600-foot climb ahead

GLT009

Location: 41.3819847106934, -106.261871337891

Tricky ascent ahead; avoid snow and wet patches

GLT010

Location: 41.3746032714844, -106.267944335938

Crystal blue waters of Lost Lake; continue S

GLT011

Location: 41.3649559020996, -106.273880004883

Trail climbs above Telephone Lakes, then meets North Gap Lake Trail; turn L for .2 mile hike back to trailhead

GLT008

Location: 41.3852615356445, -106.26683807373

Continue up to unnamed sister peak of Browns Peak; be sure to cross high point ahead before p.m.T-storms arrive

GLT006

Location: 41.381160736084, -106.285797119141

Head NE through subalpine forest to two kidney-shaped lakes