Lake Isabelle

Ward, Colorado 80481

Lake Isabelle

Lake Isabelle Professional Review and Guide

"Mostly level trails, great views, and stunning wildflowers make this a perfect hike for the whole family. Take along a fishing rod and enjoy the fishing and views at Lake Isabelle.

From the Long Lake Trailhead the trail remains fairly level as you hike along the north side of Long Lake. At forty-and-a-half acres, Long Lake is the largest lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area and is popular with anglers and hikers alike. Past Long Lake the trail becomes somewhat rocky and rooted and can be quite crowded with hikers during the late summer months. After 2 miles of mostly level hiking you come to Lake Isabelle.
The lake is stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout and can be fished with lures and artificial flies only. The views from the lake are quite spectacular, and wildflowers line the shore of the lake during the late summer months. Fred Fair from Boulder “discovered” the lake and glacier and named Isabelle Glacier and Lake Isabelle after his wife."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Best June to October
Season & Limits
10,300 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,700 feet
Top Elevation
Boulder Ranger District, USDA Forest Service
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Indian Peaks / Gold Hill, #102
Local Maps

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Sep 2018