Gourd Lake

Estes Park, Colorado 80511

Gourd Lake

Gourd Lake Professional Review and Guide

"On a map, Gourd Lake has an outline resembling a gourd enough to justify the name. To trek to Gourd Lake, leave Monarch Lake Trailhead to follow the Cascade Creek Trail, branching left around the lake beyond the east end of Monarch Lake willow
wetlands are watered by Buchanan Creek.

Continue left where a trail circling Monarch Lake to link with the Arapaho Pass Trail turns right. After a series of switchbacks between two fairly level stretches, Cascade Creek Trail heads right, and Buchanan Pass Trail proceeds left along Buchanan Creek. Shortly after the switchbacks, an easy-to-miss track descends from Hell Canyon along the creek from Long Lake."

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Trail Information

Estes Park
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
16.32
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
14 hours
Duration
Summer
Season
USDA Forest Service, Sulphur Ranger District, PO Box 10, 9 Ten Mile Dr., Granby CO 80446; (970) 887-4100; fs.usda.gov/arp
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Indian Peaks Gold Hill; USGS Monarch Lake, Isolation Peak
Local Maps

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Jul 2018