Carhart #1815

Near Gypsum, Colorado

Carhart #1815 does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!

Overview

The Carhart Trail circles Trappers Lake which lies completely within Flat Tops Wilderness. The trail stays close to the shore on the east and north sides, providing good fishing access. On the west and south sides, the trail is up to 1.3 miles away from the lake.

The Carhart Trail provides access to the Little Trappers Trail #1814 to the east, Trappers Lake Trail #1816 to the south, and Wall Lake Trail #1818 to the west.

The trail is named for Arthur Carhart, whose survey near Trappers Lake in 1919 inspired him to recommend preserving the area for future generations. Arthur Carhart's efforts set the stage for the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the National Wilderness Preservation System which includes Trappers Lake and the rest of the Flat Tops Wilderness.

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