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Date Thursday  9/9/2021
End Date Sunday  9/12/2021
Group Denver
Event Title BPX Backpack, Stillwater Res Lost Lakes, Skinny Fish Trappers Lake 4 days
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Carol Munch
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult 
Trail Mileage 30.6
Elevation Gain 5600
Driving Distance 330


Meeting location and carpooling info will be provided via email prior to trip date.

For more info Contact

Carol Munch



Description: Hike into the Flat Tops Wilderness past the Devil's Causeway, Causeway Lake, Lost Lakes, Skinny fish Lake and Trappers Lake, with views of the Chinese Wall.


Day 1 -- (5 miles 1400' - Reservoir to Causeway Lake) Drive to Stillwater Reservoir, about 3.5 hours.  Hike loop counterclockwise.  Starting from the reservoir, hike past Little Causeway Lake.  Drop packs at the Devils Causewy and sidehike.  Continue on to Causeway Lake to camp.

Day 2. --   (11 miles, 2300' - Causeway Lake to Skinny Fish Lakes)  Break camp Hike past Long Lake, Lost Lakes and on to Skinny fish Lake to make camp.

Day 3 -- ( 6.5 miles, 1022 - Skinny fish Lake to Little Trapper Lake) Hike back to the trail from Skinny fish Lakes, down to Trappers Lake, east side, and into Little Trappers Lake

Day 4 -- (6.5 miles, 1600' - Little Trapper to Stillwater Reservoir)  Break camp and hike up the Chinese Wall, then continue past Mosquito Lake to Stillwater Reservoir.  Drive Home

The elevations listed daily do not match the total given.  This is because the total given is from AllTrails and the individuals are from mapping on CalTopo.  I am not sure which is correct until I hike it myself.


Devils Causeway:

Causeway Lake:

Skinny Fish Lake:

Little Trapper Lake:




BPX is a community of backpackers who respect, trust, help each other, and honor our commitments. By registering for this trip, you are committing to going on the trip and will cancel only for a true emergency. And if absolutely necessary, you agree to cancel as early as possible so another member may take your place on the trip.



COVID-19 and Colorado Mountain Club Programming


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.