Indian Peaks Wilderness - Crater Lake

Monarch Lake

The Indian Peaks Wilderness lies south of Rocky Mountain National Park. Due to it's popularity permits are required for backpacking trips from mid june to mid september. Several trailheads access the wilderness from the west and east.


Crater Lake Sunrise

The trip from Monarch Lake to Crater Lake is about 8mi one way; including some elevation gain. It's a classic cirque location. So leave Your tele lens at home and bring Your best wide angle.
Lone Eagle Peak is part of the cirque and best seen from nearby Mirror Lake.


Lone Eagle Peak Sunrise


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