Monarch Lake Trailhead
Monarch Lake Trailhead is located in the Arapaho National Recreation Area and serves as a major access portal for Indian Peaks Wilderness. Facilities include parking for approximately 40 vehicles, restrooms and a wilderness information cabin.
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At a Glance
|Fees:||Parking in the Arapaho National Recreation Area at Monarch Lake requires a daily use fee. America the Beautiful Interagency Passes accepted.|
|Permit Info:||Permits are required for overnight stays in the Indian Peaks Wilderness (IPW) from June 1 to September 15. Additional permit requirements exist for large and organized groups.|
|Restrictions:||Wilderness regulations apply in the Indian Peaks Wilderness:
|Closest Towns:||Grand Lake; Granby|
|Operated By:||U.S. Forest Service|
From Granby turn north onto U.S. Highway 34, travel approximately six miles to County Road (CR) 6. Turn east onto CR 6 (Arapaho Bay Road/NFSR 125), and drive 10 miles to the parking area.
Lake and Pond FishingRecreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:
|Special Designations||Follow Colorado Parks and Wildlife regulations.|
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|