National Natural Landmarks

Lost Creek Scenic Area

Lost Creek Scenic Area
Lost Creek Scenic Area

Lost Creek Scenic Area illustrates unusual rock formations and underground stream channels resulting from weathering along joint planes. Located within Pike National Forest, the site contains spires, pinnacles, narrow ridges and steep, narrow gorges. Lost Creek disappears and reappears at the surface at least nine times, a drainage pattern atypical in granite.

Location: Jefferson County, CO ; Jefferson County, CO ; Park County, CO ; Park County, CO

Year designated: 1966

Acres: 16,798

Ownership: Federal

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