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Isabelle Glacier Trail

 4.7 (19)

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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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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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
Aug 14, 2018
James Cooper
Beautiful day!

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  4.7 from 19 votes

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