Lulu City Trail
The trail travels along side of a large meadow at the base of steep slope (tailings from the Shipler Mine). You'll come to the remains of the Shipler cabins in another .4 miles. From here the trail continues through spruce forest and crosses Crater Creek. It turns northeast for a while before turning back north. It soon intersects the south end of the Little Yellowstone Trail and makes a steep descent to the meadow where Lulu City was once located. Very little remains of the town. The trail crosses Little Dutch Creek and continues north to its intersection with the Stage Road Trail. From here it is a short distance to its end at the Little Yellowstone Trail above Lulu Creek.
|Length:||4.1 miles (6.6 kilometers)|
|9,008' - 9,639'|
|Elevation change:||1,662 feet|
|Season:||Jun 1 - Nov 1|
|Difficulty:||Easy to moderate|
|USGS maps:||Fall River Pass|
|Trailheads:||Colorado River, Never Summer|
No pets are permitted
|Suitable for mountain bikes:||No (not permitted)|
|Suitable for horses:||Yes|
You can also access the trail from the Never Summer Trailhead on the Long Draw Road. Take Highway 287 north from Fort Collins to La Porte. Continue on 287 north to Highway 14. Travel west on 14 for 52 miles to the Long Draw Road. Turn left and travel 12.5 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road. Take the Grand Ditch and Little Yellowstone trails for about 2.5 miles to the north end of the trail.
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