Colorado’s Most Dramatic Peak

Photo Credit: Steven Bratman.

Often admired but rarely talked about, Lone Eagle Peak is one of Colorado’s most spectacular mountains. It features jagged drops and beautiful views, and tops out at 11,940 feet at its summit. Just seeing this mountain in person is an unforgettable experience. The peak is truly stunning and stands out as a must-see destination in Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Most who ascend this mountain choose to brave the north face, traveling an eight-mile trail from Monarch Lake that gains nearly 4,000 feet in elevation.

Lone Eagle Peak was named in honor of Charles Lindbergh, a famous American aviator and explorer known as “the Lone Eagle.”

The nearby Mirror Lake is one of the best places to stop for a great vantage point of Lone Eagle Peak in its entirety.

If you’re planning a visit, the Town of Fraser in Grand County is the perfect place to set up a home base for the trip.


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