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Hack Lake WSA

The Hack Lake Wilderness Study Area  (WSA) is located in Garfield County, approximately 22 miles northeast of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and consists of 2 small parcels totaling approximately 10 acres of BLM lands and federal minerals.

The WSA is on the points of 2 flat to rolling ridges flanked by steep rugged cliffs with rocky outcrops and rock slides.

ATTRACTIONS
Flat to rugged slopes on the edge of the Flat Tops Wilderness.
A small portion of this area is Wilderness Study Area.
Vegetation includes spruce, fir and aspen meadows.
Fishing is available ( Cut-throat trout).


RECREATION

deer/elk hunting
horseback riding
primitive camping
photoACCESS
From I-70 at Dotsero go north on the Colorado River Road. (Eagle county 301) about 6.5 miles, then go northwest on the Sweetwater Road (County) to Sweetwater Lake. The trail connects to other trails in the area which provide loop backs to Sweetwater and alternate routes into the Flat Tops where an extensive network of trails is available. Use limited to hiking and horseback riding; motorized vehicles are prohibited.

* Alternate Route - Take Sheep Creek Road 4 miles before Sweetwater Lake and drive on the dirt road 5 miles to undeveloped camping area. Four wheel drive is recommended when wet.

FACILITIES
Developed Forest Service campground with parking, toilets, tables and fireplaces, and guest resort at Sweetwater Lake with restaurant. Cabin rental and guided horseback ride tours available from several outfitters in vicinity.

DISTANCE/ELEVATION
About 4 miles to Hack Lake, 2 miles further to the Flat Tops. Elevation ranges from 7,700 to 11,000 feet.

MAPS
BLM 1: 100,000 topographic quadrangle: Glenwood Springs
USGS 1: 24,000 quadrangles: Sweetwater Lake, Sugarloaf Mountain