Gourd Lake Trail #2


Gourd Lake Trail #2 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 tend to make the hike rather strenuous to Gourd Lake.

At a Glance

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


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.

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Access via Monarch Lake Trailhead.

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  Area/Length : 
2.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
9,520 feet - 10,800 feet