Gourd Lake, Trail Map, Monarch Lake Trailhead, Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, Colorado

Gourd Lake - 16.6 Miles

Indian Peaks Wilderness Area




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1: N40 06.647 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 06.217 W105 43.627 — 1.2 miles : Indian Peaks Wilderness Boundary
4: N40 06.273 W105 43.314 — 1.6 miles : Arapaho Pass - Cascade Creek Trail split
5: N40 06.485 W105 43.028 — 2.0 miles : Trail edges next to Buchanan Creek
6: N40 06.664 W105 42.714 — 2.5 miles : Begin long, level stretch
7: N40 06.615 W105 42.294 — 3.0 miles : Fast, level travel in tall, uniform forest
8: N40 06.580 W105 41.835 — 3.45 miles : Buchanan Pass Trail split (to Gourd Lake)
9: N40 06.864 W105 41.440 — 4.0 miles : Open areas along Buchanan Creek
10: N40 07.173 W105 41.113 — 4.5 miles : Steady travel in versatile habitat
11: N40 07.392 W105 40.634 — 5.0 miles : Intervals of glades and creek access
12: N40 07.519 W105 39.997 — 5.55 miles : Gourd Lake Trail split; begin switchbacks
13: N40 07.594 W105 40.012 — 6.0 miles : Steady climb on switchbacks
14: N40 07.691 W105 40.133 — 6.5 miles : Long, sweeping switchbacks
15: N40 07.752 W105 40.541 — 7.0 miles : Transition from montane to subalpine
16: N40 07.830 W105 40.614 — 7.5 miles : Travel in healthier spruce-fir forest
17: N40 08.027 W105 40.377 — 8.0 miles : Pond on edge of Gourd Lake
18: N40 08.121 W105 40.244 — 8.3 miles : Gourd Lake