Creek begins in the Indian Peaks Wilderness above Crater Lake and flows northwest
where it joins Buchanan Creek. In many stretches this small stream contains
numerous pools containing nice fish. Much of the stream is accessible from
the Cascade Creek and Crater Lake trails.
||8,800' - 10,920'
|Fish species stocked:
||May - November
Other Nearby Resources:
Creek can be reached via the Cascade Creek and Crater Lake trails. The Cascade
Creek Trail begins at the Monarch Lake Trailhead. Hike 3.4 miles on the Cascade
Creek Trail to where turns southeast and parallels Cascade Creek. The trail
follows the creek for 6.4 miles to where it meets the Crater Lake Trail. This
trail parallels the creek to Crater Lake.
reach 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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