OverviewAmazing! This short, easy hike pays off with 360 degree magnificent mountain views. You just don’t get bigger bang for the buck! However you get there, 10190 is a short walk off CO 130. There are a few young Aspen trees at the top adding to the character and not detracting from the views. You will find several knolls and may have to check a few before finding the summit cairn and register, a GPS certainly helps. This one is worth the drive and if you only have a couple of hours, it is a great pick. If you have more time, combine it with several small peaks for a great day.
Getting ThereAccessible by several options, one easy way is to take 285 North past Jefferson to CO 56 (Lost Park Road); park at CO 130 and follow the road (SW) (less than a mile) and walk to 10190 just west of the road about 200 yards.
Red TapeThere exists little or no red tape in this part of the National Forest. 10190 sits outside of the protection of the Lost Creek Wilderness.
Camping & LodgesOn CO 130
Several quiet and open campsites with amazing vistas along the road.
South end of Hwy 77
The south end of Hwy 77 (Tarryall Road), near Hwy 24, provides several established U.S. Forest Service camping areas. South Park Ranger District Lake George Area Campgrounds include: Riverside, Spillway, Happy Meadows, Round Mountain, Spruce Grove, and Twin Eagles. Please contact the district office at (719) 836-2031 if you have additional questions about the campgrounds in the South Park Ranger District.
North end of Hwy 77
The north end of Park County 77 and dirt spur roads are abound with off-road campsites.
Cabins, Lodges and Hotels
Numerous cabins can be rented in and around Lake George. There are also a few cabins/lodges along the Tarryall Creek catering especially to the fly fishing visitor. For example: Ute River Ranch. There are a few hotels in Fairplay.