Monarch Lake Trailhead: Monarch Lake, Mirror Lake, Crater Lake and Cascade Falls, Photo Gallery, Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, Colorado
Monarch Lake Trailhead: Monarch Lake, Mirror Lake, Crater Lake and Cascade Falls
Indian Peaks Wilderness Area
Crater Lake and Mirror Lake are located 7.4 miles from Monarch Lake Trailhead in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. The lakes are .2 miles apart in a steep bowl carved from the base of Mount Achonee (12,469') and Lone Eagle Peak (11,920'). The Cascade Creek Trail runs past Monarch Lake and along Buchanan Creek and Cascade Creek to the lakes. Visitors will enjoy miles of fishable streams, a stop at Cascade Falls, and high alpine backdrops on the hike to Crater Lake and Mirror Lake.