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blueBlack Isabelle Glacier Trail

Trail

2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,129' 344 m
Descent: -58' -18 m
High: 12,004' 3,659 m
Low: 10,905' 3,324 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

Hike to the source of South Saint Vrain Creek, Isabelle Glacier.

Tom Robson

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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Jul 14, 2019
Ellen Jardine
Sep 19, 2018
Rudy Brake
Sep 19, 2018
Ryan William
Sep 3, 2018
Michelle Parratt
Sep 2, 2018
Micki Balder
A fav! Sun sept 2, quiet goin up at 7, busy comin down. Mitchell trailhead to just before the final pitch and back. Even just to the lake is 10mi
Sep 1, 2018
Laura Hamman
A beautiful hike! We were lucky to get wonderful weather. Some rain around halfway and then nothing but sun. FYI - some trails were not well marked. — 6h 30m
Aug 29, 2018
Mason LeGrange
Aug 26, 2018
Kelly Phillips

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