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Pawnee-Buchanan Loop


Itinerary

Long Lake Trailhead
8.7 mi • 1,800 ft gain
Red Deer Lake
9 mi • 3,000 ft gain
Gourd Lake
8.6 mi • 1,600 ft gain
Crater Lake
8.7 mi • 2,500 ft gain
Long Lake Trailhead
Driving directions

How to get a permit

This trip requires a Indian Peaks Wilderness Overnight Permit. Reservations depend on your start date:

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
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Feb
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Apr

Sep 16, 2023 – May 31, 2024

Permits are not needed.

Don’t want to miss the deadline?

Let us know when you want to go and we’ll remind you to book.


Permit details

Here is how to fill out the Indian Peaks Wilderness Overnight Permit application:

Starting AreaEast of Continental Divide
1st Night ZoneMiddle St. Vrain
2nd Night ZoneBuchanan
3rd Night ZoneCrater Lake
Entry PointLong Lake
Exit PointLong Lake

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