Isabelle Glacier Trail

 10 votes

2.1 Miles 3.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,129' 344 m

Ascent

-58' -18 m

Descent

12,004' 3,659 m

High

10,905' 3,324 m

Low

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

Minor Issues

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

Tom Robson

Overview

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.
Features: Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

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 20, 2017
Jon Dickes
2.1mi
Aug 19, 2017
Chris Cozzi
Jul 24, 2017
MiCaela Davis
2.1mi
Jul 22, 2017
Bridget Sandoval
3h 00m
Jul 16, 2017
Troy S
Jul 1, 2017
Justin Heo
Too much snow but made to the top!!!
Jun 18, 2017
Ryan Overton
Feb 1, 2017
Hannah Fine
didnt finish the hike but very cool. went in winter and dredged thru snow 6mi

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Conditions


Minor Issues 59 days ago
Dry, Muddy, Snowy, Icy - After treeline, the trail passes several small streams, with lots of mud, follow the man-made rock formations, for the trail.
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