15 Grand Summer Adventures
As the snow melts and the rivers swell in Grand County, our thoughts turn to the simple pleasures of summer... like these...
Reaching nearly 12,000 feet, Lone Eagle Peak is a mountain summit in the Indian Peaks Wilderness area, just northeast of the town of Fraser. Lone Eagle Peak is a jaw-dropping sight, and is one of the most awe inspiring peaks in the state. The drastic, pointy summit of Lone Eagle Peak can be intimidating to the average hiker, but to an adventurous climber, Lone Eagle is a rugged, beautiful playground.
Lone Eagle Peak is 8 miles out into Indian Peaks Wilderness areas which offers unparalleled solitude and peace to visitors. Even the approach the peak on Monarch Lake Trail is a great adventure. As you hike the peak, you can see wildlife like moose, deer and wildflowers along your route.
Lone Eagle can be climbed semi technically (Class 4) or technically. Make sure you have the correct skills, knowledge and equipment before embarking on your climb. Lone Eagle Peak rests in a true alpine setting. Conditions can change with little to no notice. Proper planning and preparedness is essential when taking on any of the previously discussed routes. The environment can be merciless but when encountered properly, it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. If you are are ready and willing, there is a grand adventure to be had at Lone Eagle Peak.