Crater Lake and Mirror Lake, Trail Map, Monarch Lake Trailhead, Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, Colorado

Crater Lake and Mirror Lake - 14.8 Miles

Indian Peaks Wilderness Area




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1: N40 06.651 W105 44.781 — 0.0 miles : Monarch Lake Trailhead
2: N40 06.367 W105 44.108 — .75 miles : Level travel up north shore of Monarch Lake
3: N40 06.273 W105 43.314 — 1.6 miles : Arapaho Pass - Cascade Creek Trail split
4: N40 06.485 W105 43.028 — 2.0 miles : Trail edges next to Buchanan Creek
5: N40 06.664 W105 42.714 — 2.5 miles : Begin long, level stretch
6: N40 06.615 W105 42.294 — 3.0 miles : Fast, level travel in tall, uniform forest
7: N40 06.580 W105 41.835 — 3.45 miles : Buchanan Pass Trail split (to Gourd Lake)
8: N40 06.262 W105 41.108 — 4.4 miles : Cross long bridge over Cascade Creek
9: N40 06.169 W105 41.090 — 4.55 miles : Cascade Falls - Fall #1
10: N40 05.956 W105 40.772 — 5.2 miles : Pass top of last major fall in the series
11: N40 05.902 W105 40.605 — 5.4 miles : Forest breaks on edge of large meadow
12: N40 05.624 W105 40.207 — 6.15 miles : Trail steepens into upper valley
13: N40 05.393 W105 39.760 — 6.45 miles : Cross narrow, slippery wood planks
14: N40 05.327 W105 39.658 — 6.65 miles : Pawnee Pass - Crater Lake Trail split
15: N40 04.882 W105 39.542 — 6.95 miles : Cross makeshift bridge over creek
16: N40 04.776 W105 39.564 — 7.2 miles : Mirror Lake
17: N40 04.655 W105 39.772 — 7.4 miles : Crater Lake


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