Arapaho Pass Trail is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tabernash, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until November.
Directions from Eldora: Travel west on CR #130 and northwest on CR #111 to the 4th of July/Buckingham Park Campground. Hiking alternatives include Diamond Lake Trail from Hessie, Arapaho Glacier Trail from Rainbow Lakes, and Arapaho Pass from Monarch Lake (Hot Sulfur District).
I have hiked this several time. What can I say Beautiful hike.
Awesome trail. The start can be a bit busy until the split from Diamond lake, but then the trail is much less traveled than Diamond lake. That isn't to say you wont see lots of people, but it seemed so spaced out that it didn't feel busy. The parking can get busy so I'd get there before 10am to get a good spot. As for the trail, it's great and leads up to awesome views. Walking on the continental divide is always fun as well. You do cross lots of little streams and while you can stay dry, water proof shoes are always nice.
It was a cold and windy may hike... The trail was very well maintained and there were plenty of little furry critters to keep you company the whole way. The views from the top were breathtaking. Bring you windbreaker though! South Arapaho peak it a short jog north, maybe 45 minutes, beware though that there are many false summits. Great Trail