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Isabelle Glacier Trail

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Length


2.1 Miles 3.3 Kilometers


1,129' 344 m

Ascent

-58' -18 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

12,004' 3,659 m

High

10,905' 3,324 m

Low

Shared By Tom Robson

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All Clear 30 days ago
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Hike to the source of South Saint Vrain Creek, Isabelle Glacier.

Tom Robson

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Camping is only permissible in this zone between December 1 and April 30. From May 1 through November 30, this area is day-use only.

Description

This trail is best attempted July through September. Snow-packed conditions can exist during the remaining months of the year.

Follow the Pawnee Pass Trail #907 as it climbs gradually for two miles through wooded terrain and into the Indian Peaks Wilderness. The trail travels from Long Lake to Lake Isabelle, which sits just below the tree line.

At Lake Isabelle, follow the Isabelle Glacier Trail #908 as it forks left from the Pawnee Pass Trail. The Isabelle Glacier Trail continues along the north side of Lake Isabelle to Isabelle Glacier, the source of the South Saint Vrain Creek. The Isabelle Glacier Trail ends finally beside Isabelle Glacier in a very steep-walled cirque basin framed by Shoshone, Apache, and Navajo Peaks.

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Aug 14, 2018
James Cooper
Beautiful day!
Jul 14, 2018
Chelsea Taylor
Parked at the day use lot and hiked to just above Isabelle Lake from the Long Lake TH. Wildflowers are crazy in bloom 9mi
Jul 14, 2018
Ellen Jardine
Great, easy hike up to a beautiful cirque. Such a moderate climb to get to the glacier. Wildflowers are in full bloom right now. Maybe my new fave!
Jul 4, 2018
Patrick Csongei
tarted at Brainard Lake TH around 8am. hiked all the way up to Isabelle Glacier. Gorgeous day with amazing views all along the trail. looped the la… 11.1mi
Jul 4, 2018
Katie B
great scenery with lots of vivid colors
Jul 1, 2018
Stephanie Leach
Hiked to glacial pool from Brainard Lake parking lot. Epic views! Arrive by 6 or 7 am for parking at the TH. Bring trekking poles for snow fields. 11mi
Sep 2, 2017
Scott Jonker
had to carry b home.
Aug 24, 2017
Ben McDermott

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  4.6 from 13 votes

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