Lake lies on a grassy bench below the north side of Arapaho Pass. It is a
shallow lake containing cutthroat trout. The shoreline is grassy and level.
It can be fished from anywhere along the shore. Camping is permitted in designated
campsites only, located near the lake. This lake is surrounded by beautiful
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Lake can be reached via the Arapaho Pass Trail. The lake is about a nine mile
hike from the Monarch Lake Trailhead on the west. It is a gradual climb via
this route. From the east, take the trail from the Fourth of July Trailhead
for 4.6 miles over Arapaho Pass. The lake lies about 800 feet below the pass.
A permit for the Caribou Lake Travel Zone is required to camp here. To get to
the Fourth of July Trailhead take County Road 130 west from Nederland to County
Road 111 (about 5 miles). Continue on 111 for another five miles to the Fourth
of July Trailhead. To get to the Monarch Lake Trailhead take Highway 34 north
from Granby to the entrance of the Arapaho National Recreation Area. Travel
east on Forest Road 125 for about 10 miles to the Monarch Lake Trailhead.
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