DISTANCE
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,086 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

1 month ago

Can be hard to find parking near the trail head. We parked next to Old Monarch Pass and walked down to the trail. The scramble down to the lakes from the CDT is a bit hairy especially if it's rained recently, and crossing US50 can be painful as the traffic doesn't stop at all. The view of the lakes from the CDT is well worth it.