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hiking
4 hours ago

Easy hike that is absolutely gorgeous. There are some hikes you do for exercise and there are some you do for the views. This is for the views. Take your time and look around. We added in the Long Lake loop as well. Our dog loved splashing in all the streams.

Parking filled up before 8 am. We just hiked to the hike from the free lot outside the gate. It added about 4 miles onto the trip.

7 hours ago

this was a very enjoyable trail. we saw a moose, deer, and other wildlife. it was a little long for some in our party, but those that made it to the falls said it was worth it.

Amazing hike today to Lake Isabelle. All the recommendations and suggestions with regards to parking were very helpful from the past comments. We departed Denver at 530am arrived 715am. Obtained one of the last parking spaces. An easy trail with amazing views at every turn. As we arrived at location 7 moose were along side of road. This started our day on a fine note indeed!

This trail is great with lots of many loops and has shade. Great climbing points as well. Great hike for little kids since it’s very short.

Get there early! Parking lot will fill up around 8AM. Got there around 9AM a few weeks ago and we waited in line at the pay station for over an hour. Worth the wait if you have the time!

Bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Pretty crowded tail. If you don’t want to add time to the hike try to park at Long Lake. I

Had a great hike with lots of Moose. Easy out and back with nice waterfall to compliment all the wildlife. Highly recommend.

hiking
2 days ago

Lovely hike with great payoff. I have hiked this 3 times and done the 11-mile snowshoe to it when the access road was closed. Regarding the post for the hike on 6/29/18, you ***CAN*** use your RMNP annual pass, but you need to tell the people manning he Brainard Lake entry station that it is an "Access Pass" or "Interagency Pass". Any of the Federal annual or lifetime passes will work at Brainard. You just need to classify them as stated above because many of the people manning the entry booths only understand the passes when they are classified as above. I know this from experience and also received this exact info directly from the Boulder Ranger District.

easy trail, pretty lake and tons O' bugs. Keep on going to Blue lake.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful hike! Pretty easy.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy hike to see a great waterfall.

Great hike! Bring your National Parks Pass and no need to pay the $11 fee. A ton of mosquitos once you get to the lake, so bring bug spray.

Great 4th if July hike. Fairly easy and well maintained.

incredible views and easy hike! wish it was less crowded with tourists but the rangers manage the area and parking well!

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful easy hike. Saw so many moose! Most exciting day!!

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Loved this and went a bit farther to get 3-4 miles. Definitely one of the best in the area!

hiking
5 days ago

This was so fun, and I loved the length of 7 miles! Nice to see deer along the way.

walking
6 days ago

This is an easy walk along a dirt path. 4 stars only because I'm not a fan of how they let people climb all over under the arches. I think it should be roped off. We saw so many people up on the rocks, it was impossible to get a photo without them in it. Very cool set of arches though, and will be back some day when there's less people.

Took this short walk while on our drive thru the park roads. Pretty neat to see this huge boulder perched like it is. Easy walk.

walking
6 days ago

I didn't walk out this whole trail. I went down a ways to get a view towards the east, but that was it. The Green River overlook is better than this one I think. You can't even see the Colorado river from here?? Was not impressed.

Easy distance on a good trail to so much beauty, but you won’t be alone. Lot full by 815 today. Parking at Mitchell adds 2 mi RT

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike! The hike was not too long but a nice couple of hours. I would rate it as moderate, but it would probably be easy for locals accustomed to the altitude. We saw several deer as well as a moose and her calf!

hiking
8 days ago

Double Arch is one of my favorite arches for sure, the walk is super easy but usually pretty busy. A hike for everyone.

really east walk off the road , beautiful to see that many arches so close together. Went back at sunset and was so glad I did. A great little trail to take kids on as well. Pretty busy so good early if you can or if you can a sunset view is amazing!

I wanted to add that at 6:30am on a Monday, the parking lot was only 1/3 full. When I got back around 9, it was completely full.

Beautiful and easy! I could have spent hours sitting at the lake if I had heeded the advice to wear insect repellent! Lots of mosquitos, especially as you get close to the water. Other than that, spectacular. Very easy hiking until right towards the end - it gets steeper as you're walking alongside the waterfall just before Lake Isabelle. Still not bad, though. I did not stop for a picnic - only short photo stops for me and sniffing and swimming stops for my dog. Walked a moderate pace. It took us 2 hours and 15 minutes in total. Wildlife sightings: deer, marmot, duck w/ ducklings

This hike was easy and beautiful! I could’ve spent hours just sitting at Lake Isabelle. Even the bathrooms were clean! The hike starts at 10,000ft so you’re up there. Even though it’s an easy hike without much of an incline, I was still breathing heavy at times due to elevation...so keep drinking water.

My husband and I hiked Pawnee Pass on 7/7/18. He thinks he left his camera sd card up there. He left it on the flat area up there before the final climb to the top. He left it on a flat rock in the middle of that area. God willing one of you finds it, we will pay a 300.00 reward once we confirm it is ours. Please email me at kbrewer@lps.k12.co.us.

I have gone twice, easy hike. Short time to get there, but so beautiful!

This is an AMAZING trail! Today was my first time hiking it and I was so happy! The weather was sunny, with rain coming after noon, off and on. Trail is mostly shaded. The views, mountains and lakes, waterfalls, flowers were all great. The trail was good length. I would maybe suggest that the level is more easy to moderate, I saw some people struggling with altitude and incline. PARKING MIGHT BE AN ISSUE! Please plan accordingly... rangers told us lot was full at 6 am, we were there at 8:20. Had to wait about 20 minutes to get in and park ($11 CASH). We were shown where to park, not offered options. I ended up logging 8 miles today instead of planned 4.5-5. I heard a few people say they saw moose around Long Lake, but I did not. My husband fly fished at Brainard (lots of little fish caught and released), had better luck on St. Vrain, just below Brainard (several bigger caught and released). Super fun day, we will be back!!! (maybe not on a Saturday, though!)

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