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Isabelle Glacier Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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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Sep 24, 2019
Mike Sanders
Aug 12, 2019
Caitlin Kinnett
Nice views. Lots of hikers 9.7mi
Aug 12, 2019
Katie Osland
Aug 4, 2019
Michael Morton
Jul 14, 2019
Ellen Jardine
Sep 19, 2018
Rudy Brake
Sep 19, 2018
Ryan William
Sep 3, 2018
Michelle Parratt

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  4.7 from 23 votes

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#24

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#90

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Photos

Isabelle Lake surrounded by the Indian Peaks - stunning.
Nov 7, 2016 near Nederland, CO
Climbing boulders before climbing the peaks.
Nov 7, 2016 near Nederland, CO
A view of beautiful Lake Isabelle
Aug 29, 2017 near Nederland, CO
Lake Isabelle, early summer.
Oct 23, 2016 near Nederland, CO
The waterfall flowing from Lake Isabelle.
Aug 29, 2017 near Nederland, CO
Lake Isabelle
Jul 25, 2015 near Nederland, CO

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