Monarch Lake Loop Trail

MODERATE 66 reviews
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Monarch Lake Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Granby, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles 544 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

The views of the mountains and rivers are breath taking especially early in the season around late May, with moose and other wildlife sightings in the area. The trail will take you along the edge of Monarch lake and into the woods were you will cross both Arapaho and Buchanan Creeks along with several runoff steams. This area is quite lovely but keep in mind that as this is a fairly easy trail there maybe a lot of traffic. The trail is made up of the Cascade Creek and Arapaho Pass Trails and its spurs, but all of the turns are well marked. It is always advisable to have a trail map of the area with you. If you are looking for fishing or a nice view to picnic the lake area and trail head are a great. Dogs are allowed on leash in the Arapaho National Forest, but check with the ranger station for any local restrictions. Remember to check in at the trail head. There are bathroom facilities as well at the trail head.

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hiking
4 months ago

Really beautiful views all around lake. Easy trail in good condition. Nice hike. About 2 hours around.

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

Trailhead wasn't clearly marked. Beautiful hike ending with a visit from two moose in the water!

5 months ago

Good hike with kids, nice diverse area with lake views, river, marsh and wooded area. Fairly shaded most of the hike. Little elevation change. I only gave it three stars since the best views are really at the beginning of the loop but it is gorgeous!

5 months ago

Nice hike through diverse areas. Our dog enjoyed it too.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike that takes you through different types of surroundings--lake, marsh, forest, creeks. Took my grandkids and they were able to walk most of it themselves.

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice trail!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

1st time I've hiked it, beautiful scenery and we'll maintained.

hiking
6 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

Very nice trail! I would do this again in a second.

hiking
6 months ago

For such little effort, this trail has a lot of rewards. Beautiful day hike. Earlier in the day the better.

6 months ago