27.0 miles
Distance
4,097 ft
Climb
-4,095 ft
Descent
2 miles
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Monarch Lake (via High Lonesome Trail) is a 27 mile moderately popular expert route located near Fraser Colorado. This hike primary route. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 4,097 ft with a max elevation of 10,454 ft then descends -4,095 ft.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Hike
  • Other Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
More Stats for Monarch Lake (via High Lonesome Trail) mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    5 hr 27 min
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,349 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,597 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,600 ft
  • Grade max
    -65%
  • Grade min
    60.3%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles

Directions

  1. Walk east on Devil's Thumb Park.
  2. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  3. Bear left onto CDT - High Lonesome.
  4. Continue for 9 kilometers.
  5. Turn left to stay on CDT - High Lonesome.
  6. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  7. Turn right onto Forest Service Road.
  8. Continue for 90 meters.
  9. Turn left onto CDT - High Lonesome.
  10. Continue for 7 kilometers.
  11. Bear left onto CDT - Arapaho Pass.
  12. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  13. Walk southwest on CDT - Arapaho Pass.
  14. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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CDT - High Lonesome
Aug 20, 2023 @ 6:38pm
Aug 20, 2023
5-10 trees down over the course of the ride, but not difficult to get around.
Devil's Thumb Park
Jul 16, 2022 @ 7:37am
Jul 16, 2022
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