DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,650 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

backpacking
3 days ago

Highly recommend trekking poles if you have a heavy pack. If you’re staying overnight there is a bear box and latrine (albeit without an enclosure) at the lower monarch lake. When we overnighted we were informed there were no open fires allowed above 9,000’ so plan accordingly. Beautiful views and a beautiful little lake, you’ll probably see other people there during the day at least.