Tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Roosevelt Lodge and Roosevelt Junction, you’ll find a trail that is largely overlooked. Showcasing the region’s natural beauty, from hidden waterfalls and lakes to wildlife-watching opportunities for bears, bison, and elk, the Lost Lake Loop may quickly become a favorite adventure in Yellowstone.
The trek is less than five miles, gains under 1,000 feet of elevation, and still seems to feel incredibly wild and remote. You’ll walk along a canyon rim and gaze upon a waterfall you may not have known existed minutes earlier. You’ll come across a lake frequented by all of Yellowstone’s wildlife. You’ll see the famous petrified tree, then head up a hill and take in a sweeping view that will leave you in awe before hiking back to your car.
If conditions allow, you’ll also have an opportunity to see the waterfall you saw from above, up close.
All of this is possible on the Lost Lake Loop trail, found within minutes of Tower Falls or Lamar Valley.
THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR FOR YOU AND YOUR GROUP!
More About the Trail
The Lost Creek Loop Hike is an adventure that, despite the number of people who see Roosevelt Lodge and the Petrified Tree, is largely overlooked. The trail is well-maintained, offers a waterfall viewing, a canyon, lake and mountain views, and is a good spot to see wildlife. During the spring and early summer months, bear sightings are pretty common in this area, making it a truly special adventure if you are lucky enough to see one at a distance while hiking. Bison and elk like to linger around the lake, as do coyotes and the rare wolf.
If you have ever wanted to get to know the backcountry of Yellowstone, this trail is a wonderful introduction to what can be found when going beyond the boardwalks of the park.
- Waterfall view
- Potential wildlife sightings
- Panoramic views
- A unique way to see Roosevelt