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Backpacking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Boulder Ranger District

Quick Facts

Arapaho Pass Trail (east side)

Beginning Elevation: 10,121 Feet (3085 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,779 Feet (542 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,900 Feet (3627 Meters) or 12,700 ft at Arapaho Glacier
Length: 3.0 Miles (4.8 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 904
Usage: Extremely Heavy
USGS Maps: Nederland, Monarch Lake

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General Description

This trail starts at the road closure at Buckingham Park operated by Boulder Count Parks department. Take the Arapaho Pass Trail #904 to the junction with Arapaho Glacier Trail #905 and take a left. The trail continues past Arapaho Pass as Caribou Pass Trail or the Arapaho Pass Trail in the Sulfur Ranger District. There is a great deal of private land in the area. Please obey signs and stay on trails.

Directions from Eldora: Travel west on CR #130 and northwest on CR #111 to the 4th of July/Buckingham Park Campground. Hiking alternatives include Diamond Lake Trail from Hessie, Arapaho Glacier Trail from Rainbow Lakes, and Arapaho Pass from Monarch Lake (Hot Sulfur District).

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Summer through Fall .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
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ICON Hiking & Walking Arapaho Pass Trail (east side)

Related Activities
Arapaho Pass Trail (west side) - The Arapaho Pass Trail, #6, is located east of Granby. It leads from Monarch Lake, up Arapaho Creek and over Arapaho Pass.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave. , Boulder, CO, 80301, Phone: 303-444-6600, Fax: 303-541-2515


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