I came across Crater Lake in The Outbound App one day and just knew I had to go there. The photos were absolutely stunning. We did our research and decided this would be a great first backpacking trip.
Length of Trip: 2 days +
Trail: Monarch Lake Trail to Cascade Trail to Mirror Lake to Crater Lake
Length: 14.8 RT
Elevation Gain: 2,100+
Where: Indian Peaks National Wilderness
Directions: Denver to the Monarch Trailhead