Indian Peaks Wilderness

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Pawnee Pass Trail is magnificent!National Forest

Navajo and Apache Peaks in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado.

How to get there:

From Nederland, drive about 12 miles north on SH 72 to the Brainard Lake Rd then west 5.6 miles past Brainard Lake to the TH at the end of Long Lake Rd.

  • GPS TH Parking
  • 40.0782 -105.5845
  • From Black Hawk to Brainard Lake Rd
  • 30 miles 45 mins

In General:CampgroundFishing AvailableHikingPets on leash allowed

Brainard Lake Recreation Area fees apply during the summer operating season (typically mid/late-June through late September) Passenger vehicle, RV – $11 for a 3-day pass.

The Indian Peaks Wilderness is 76,586 acres and lies adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park’s southern boundary.

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