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We hiked the 4.4 mikes in an hour and 45 minutes. Good views of mountains around the lake. Would do it again. We are pretty much novices at hiking but enjoyed this trail immensely.

Nice hike near water and forest Saw plenty of dear

hiking
3 days ago

The trail map at the trail head shows that this trail is 6 miles in to Stone Lake. Not sure where the "4.3" comes from. My husband & I hiked the first 3 miles where it splits. At this point, my All Trails app shows the trail ends. Not so. In any case, it is a hard, but incredibly beautiful hike. Next time we will pack enough food & water to do the trail all the way to Stone Lake! That's 12 miles RT - plan accordingly!

hiking
3 days ago

Tough climb but worth it. Incredible views and waterfall.

fly fishing
3 days ago

Just did this hike two weeks ago.

The one thing I'd like to point out is that last section of trail (Gourd Lake Trail) reallllllly adds time and distance to the hike. It says here the hike is about 11 miles roundtrip--but that's only if the trail went directly up mountain like the creek does. It does not. That last section of trail is all switch backs and it can take some time. Overall, I clocked about 16 miles round trip (with a little bit of walking around the lake to fish). Also, the hike up took us about 4 hours and the return trip took us 3.
We aren't big hikers and we aren't used to elevation, so it's very likely you'll be able to have an easier time with it. But it was an intense hike! I caught a beautiful cutthroat at the head of the first little pond. I was expecting a lot more fish that were easier to fool--but they were pretty skittish. The main lake was almost impossible for fly fishing--I tried and tried, but no method was successful for me.

4 days ago

Fantastic- didn't even hear my kids complaining- too beautiful!

I have hiked this trail many times and each time I see something that draws me back to this trail. It's worth the hike.

8 days ago

This was a pretty hike but it is so easy and quick. Took about an hour and 15 min to complete, so I was a little disappointed as I thought it was a little more strenuous. Great views though, beautiful lake.

Really nice, not too strenuous but a very scenic loop around a beautiful lake. The hike took around 2 hrs. with a couple stops. The highlight was a large bull moose arriving at the trailhead as we completed the loop.

The drive alone to the trail was worth it. Gorgeous views of the Granby lake. The trail was easy enough for the 9 of us - including kids ages 6-12. Loved the streams, rocky cliffs, bridges and gorgeous views. We really were hoping to see a moose and although several had been spotted there earlier, we didn't see any.

We had a fun hike- our first on our visit to Colorado. The loop has some beautiful stream crossings and small waterfalls that make for great photo opportunities. Fairly crowded trail, with hikers of all ages. We were fortunate to see mama moose with her calf from relatively short distance.

hiking
13 days ago

The hike took three of is about 2 hours but we stopped to talk to fellow hikers and take in the wilderness. There are bridges and planks to cross over streams. Rocks to maneuver as well as some inclines. We saw scat and hoof prints but no wildlife
It was a very nice hike. We are female hikers. Two in their 50's and one VERY fit and active 73 year old.

Sweet easy going hike with beautiful views. There is beetle kill true, but that is s part of the forest. Circle of life and such. The drive in deserves mention, the coast of the lake is lovely. We saw a doe and moose, from a safe distance !

Nice walk around the lake. Trail is very well maintained. Loved the lake views, forest, and wild flowers. Took my dog on leash and he loved it. Road to trail was freshly graded, in excellent shape. Plenty of parking as well.

BEAUTIFUL lake, get out there early for a more peaceful walk (and easier parking spot). Trail is easily to follow and has a good amount of up/down, rocks, scenic view points and shade. We went clockwise and would highly recommend it. Completely dry and free of snow at this point in the year, great hike for families and those not adjusted to the altitude! Best part is finishing with a 360 view of the lake and all of its beauty. Volunteers at the beginning were extremely kind and helpful, and offered Trail advice. You're near the rippling water most of the time, but Monarch Lake itself is as peaceful as it gets. Many scenic viewpoints, took about 2 hours to walk. Will definitely be bringing out of town guests back here soon.

This was a fun hike that took us about 2 hours