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

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Monarch Lake

Elevation: 8,350 Feet (2602.9 Meters)
Size: 150 Acres

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General Description

Monarch Lake
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Monarch Lake
150 acre Monarch Lake is located east of Granby in the Arapaho National Recreation Area. The lake is kept at a constant level to support a high quality nonmotorized recreation experience. No motorized boats are allowed and there are no boat launching facilities. Canoes, kayaks, rafts, or other nonmotorized craft must be carried from the parking lot to the lake. There are vault toilets but no drinking water available. This is a relatively small lake with beautiful mountain scenery.

Directions from Granby: Take Highway 40 west to Highway 34. Go north on 34 to Forest Road 125, on the south edge of Lake Granby. Follow 125 east along Lake Granby to Monarch Lake.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Late Spring through Early Fall (NOTE: The lake is accessible by car from Late Spring to Early Fall) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Unpowered Boating No motorized boats are permitted on Monarch Lake.
ICON Cold Water Fishing Monarch Lake offers good fishing.
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Monarch Lake
ICON Canoeing No motorized boats are permitted on Monarch Lake.
ICON Viewing Scenery Monarch Lake offers beautiful mountain scenery.

Related Activities
Arapaho Bay Campground - Arapaho Bay Campground is located north of Granby in the Arapaho National Recreation Area. It sits on the southeast end of Lake Granby, at an elevation of 8,360 feet.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Sulphur Ranger District, 62429 US Hwy 40, P.O. Box 10 , Granby, CO, 80446, Phone: 970-887-4100, Fax: 970-887-4102, TTY: 970-887-4101


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