Topaz Mountain/Wallace Gulch

4.4/5 (16 reviews)
Jefferson, Colorado (Park County)
Last Updated: 06/06/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Topaz Mountain and Wallace Gulch 4x4 trails wind their way up through the forested hillsides of North Tarryall Peak and Topaz Mountain on the south side of Lost Park near Jefferson, Colorado from Lost Creek to an altitude just over 11,300 feet and back down again. As you pass through the pine, fur and spruce forests punctuated by gorgeous green meadows, you are treated to occasional glimpses of the peaks of the Lost Creek Wilderness Area north and east, across the valley. On the way down Wallace Gulch, back toward Lost Creek, you encounter a relic of a bygone era as you come across the rusting carcass of an old pickup truck. Wildflowers are abundant in the spring and early summer while changing aspen grace the view in the fall. There are many opportunities for camping making this a great place for a peaceful weekend get-a-way.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.4/5 (16 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/13/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Better than expected. Not a ton of camp sites but enough to let us get away from the big camps on the easy route below.
Trail Review: Topaz Mountain/Wallace Gulch - Shane DeMars
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
76550
Status: Open
Visited: 06/06/2022

The seasonal gate on lost park is now open, making these trails open and accessible. Reports of little to no snow on the trails.
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/07/2021

Team Hyke ran this trail today, along with Bonis Creek, Banana Peel, and Ryan. No one else around, the day was beautiful, green, and running water. Got to love Colorado.
Trail Review: Topaz Mountain/Wallace Gulch - Doug MacDougall
Trail Review: Topaz Mountain/Wallace Gulch - Doug MacDougall
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
76550
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 03/01/2021

Seasonal Closure now in effect. It starts 3/1 unlike what is stated at the top of the guide.
Bill Andrews
Official Crew
37550
Status: Impassable
Visited: 12/27/2020

Although the seasonal gate is probably not closed yet, the trail is most likely very difficult or impassible due to snow.

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