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Gourd Lake Trail

  Gourd Lake is inside the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Permits are required to camp and campfires are illegal here. It is a strenuous hike from Monarch Lake Trailhead.
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A visit to Colorado is not complete without some hiking. You'll have to go far from Boulder to get to Gourd Lake Trail but if you're looking for a good place to go hiking this is a good choice. Hitting the trails is always a fun thing to do and Gourd Lake Trail in Grand County,
    Colorado is a really good place to spend some time. Hiking trails are all over the Front Range, there's no better way to enjoy these mountains.
Soar down the rapids of Saint Vrain Creek - North in a kayak, and Thunderbolt Creek
is in the neighborhood of Gourd Lake Trail and is always a pleasure to pop by. If you want a good time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Front Range. Crater Lake Campground is a great local campground; a spree to Rocky Mountain National Park is worthwhile. Take a little journey to Cascade Creek while you're here at Gourd Lake Trail, and paddling on Boulder Creek is so much fun. Why not camp at Shelter Rock Campground if you're here at Gourd Lake  
Trail, and a day at pretty Surprise Beach close to Gourd Lake Trail is a glorious thing to do. Man, is there plenty of enjoyable things to do close to Gourd Lake Trail. For the period of the months of summer at Gourd Lake Trail highs are generally in the 70's, and during the night it cools down to the 40's.


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These outdoors activities are available near Gourd Lake Trail.
 Trails Near Gourd Lake Trail:
Cascade Trail, Grand County , 2 miles away
Mount Audubon Trail, Boulder County , 5 miles away
Diamond Lake Trail, Boulder County , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gourd Lake Trail:
Indian Peaks Wilderness - Gourd Lake, Allenspark , 0 miles away
Indian Peaks Wilderness - Jasper Lake, Allenspark , 1 miles away
Indian Peaks Wilderness - Upper Lake, Allenspark , 2 miles away
Shelter Rock Campground, Grand County , 2 miles away
Indian Peaks Wilderness - St Vrain Glaciers, Allenspark , 2 miles away
 Whitewater Near Gourd Lake Trail:
Boulder Creek, Boulder County , 10 miles away, Class V - 2.5 miles long (Gun Shy to Jasper Creek)
Saint Vrain Creek - North, Boulder County , 11 miles away, Class V+ - 13 miles long (Peak to Peak Highway to Buttonrock Preserve)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventures in Whitewater, Grand County , 13 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Fraser River, Grand County , 14 miles away, Class III-IV - 9.4 miles long (Tabernash to Granby)
Whitewater Outfitter - Mad Adventures, Grand County , 14 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
 Public Lands Near Gourd Lake Trail:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 17 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 24 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 27 miles away
Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado , 30 miles away
 Hotels Near Gourd Lake Trail:
Inn At Grand Lake, The, Grand Lake , 12 miles away
Western Riviera Lodging, Grand Lake , 12 miles away
Gateway Inn Restaurant Cnf Ctr, Grand Lake , 12 miles away
Daven Haven Lodge And Cabins, Grand Lake , 12 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Bighorn Lodge, Grand Lake , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Gourd Lake Trail
Watanga Lake, Grand County , 5 miles away
Lake Dorothy, Boulder County , 6 miles away
Left Hand Reservoir, Boulder County , 9 miles away
Yankee Doodle Lake, Boulder County , 10 miles away
Jenny Lake, Boulder County , 10 miles away

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