Gourd Lake Trail # 2


• The trail is a long and continuous climb that may be physically tiring when hiking with a pack. This trail has an elevation gain of 1,280 feet in 3 miles. A series of extremely long switchbacks that tend to make the hike rather strenuous.•

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Permit Info: • Parking in the Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA) at Monarch Lake requires a daily use fee.• Permits are required for overnight stays in the Indian Peaks Wilderness (IPW) from June 1 to September 15.• Additional permit requirements exist for larg
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Restrictions: • Group size is limited to 12 people and/or livestock.• Dogs must be on a leash at all times. • Camping in designated sites only. NO campfires allowed

General Information

Directions: • Take Highway 34 to County Road 6, 5.4 miles north of Granby and 8.9 miles south of Grand Lake. County Road 6 (NFSR 125) is a 9.4 miles improved road along Granby Reservoir to Monarch Lake where parking is available.• Follow the Cascade Creek Trail to a

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  Area/Length : 
2.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
9,520 feet - 10,800 feet