flooded
muddy
off trail
snow
5 days ago

I went up to Jasper lake via Devil's thumb trail, and took the same route back. it was fantastic, but lots of snow up top. prepare to get wet! the rivers and creeks are amazing right now

Beautiful trail but a super long walk to the trailhead since the road is closed! hard to find the actual trail as it is buried in snow but a SUPER pretty hike once you do! follow the footsteps (:

hiking
closed
muddy
snow
7 days ago

Beautiful trail. As mentioned on previous reviews you have to hike to the trailhead from the lot because the gate is closed, but it’s a pretty easy hike. Awesome views. Definitely a good bit of snow in some spots but nothing too bad. Brainard lake is mostly thawed but long and Isabelle are still frozen as of yesterday. Didn’t see anyone having any luck fishing.

hiking
snow
9 days ago

Currently no fee due to the gate being closed. Walked on the road for around 3 miles to the trailhead. Stay to the right at the end. Did it with micro spikes and poles and didn’t have many issues. Lake is still frozen!

8.4/10 Made it roughly 6 miles in counter clockwise and lost the trail. Snow is formidable but not impassable. Would recommend showing up early for parking as others mention. Wildlife is spectacular and after a couple miles past the split crowds thin out. Will be back to complete in Augus

Gorgeous. Still a ton of snow once you get off the main road. We were glad we had snowshoes and poles. People without them were post holing. Gate closed so plan a 2.5 mi hike from parking lot to trail head. Easy to get lost on the trail so have a map downloaded. Gorgeous views. Will be back when the gate opens!!

Fuck you, C Tone

Can I get an actual review C Tone?? This isn't a message board for you to tell people what to do. If you have a problem with people call the authorities. You're not a forest ranger or an officer and if you are by chance then do your job.

hiking
snow
11 days ago

Did this trail today still very snowy, did not have snowshoes or yak tracks but was able to make it all the way up no problem. Very easy to get lost out there because snow is covering any resemblance of a trail. I wish I would of had snow shoes, the way down was pretty miserable without snow shoes due to the snow being more slushy. Overall great hike but man am I worn out!

Wowza, this was beautiful! lots of snow still. Had traction, though I didn't feel it was necessary, just helpful in like 2 spots. But definitely recommend some gaiters and hiking poles! A good amount of post holing happening with the softening snow.

One of my favorites trails in Colorado. The views are amazing and it’s perfect to do exercise. I love it

I did this hike last year but writing the review now because I love this hike. The destination was Beautiful and worth every second! This was probably my favorite hike so far since moving to Colorado.

Just amazing.

hiking
icy
snow
20 days ago

Wonderful trail! Did this last weekend and from the parking lot to the top of lake Isabelle we clocked 11 miles out and back and took about 6 hours for a group of intermediate hikers and a pup (there were snack breaks). We debated the use of poles and snowshoes before we left and I am SO glad we had them. The hike would not have been fun without them. The snowshoes were mostly necessary after the second lake and especially on the incline up to Isabelle, however if you’re only going to the first couple lakes you could probably get by without them.. although there were still quit a few spots where the snow was melting and soft enough you could sink up to your knee. I’m anxious to see what it will look like in a couple of months with the snow melt as all of the lakes were still frozen and snowy. Don’t forget layers and sunscreen it was like walking around with a tanning reflector with the snow!

hiking
off trail
snow
27 days ago

Very beautiful but nearly impossible to find the trail in most parts due to very high snow. We ended up only doing a loop around the first lake. Definitely should not do unless equipped with snow shoes and poles.

Heads up in case you haven’t heard. The Stay-at-home order is in effect for Colorado and all hiking trails. You are allowed to walk in your own neighborhoods but not drive out of your hood to trail heads like Hesse and Fourth of July. It was overcrowded up here last weekend and many people ignored laws and limits. Please work with us in keeping us all safe , healthy and alive. Thank you.

Indian Peaks is a wonderful place to visit. I’m fortunate to live a mile away. Please come prepared and drive with caution. Our mile and a half road in Eldora is 25mph for the safety of all, including the wildlife. We don’t have facilities, food or water. There’s no parking in our town due to the sides of the road being full of snow. Many of us living here use the road to walk and run on. We have elderly, handicapped folks, children and dogs as well that use the road. The wildlife walk along and cross suddenly at all times of the day and night. Please join us in working together to protect each other, the wildlife and environment . Thank you.

hiking
4 months ago

Extremely windy, but not much traffic in winter and beautiful

cross country skiing
5 months ago

Very cool trail to do in the winter. Sticking to the north shore of long and starting from long lake trailhead after taking the Waldrop trail to brainard was best. A bit windy but otherwise a blast.

hiking
muddy
snow
6 months ago

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