Long Lake to Isabelle Glacier

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Long Lake to Isabelle Glacier is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ward, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1899 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

lake

views

wildlife

snow

3 days ago

Road is planning to reopen on July 4th, 2018

17 days ago

Road is closed. No access

3 months ago

This trail was gorgeous, the hike starts at Brainard lake parking lot because the road is closed. it's 3.3 miles from the Parking lot to the trail head during the winter, so start by 0800. Most of the trail during winter is covered and bring snowshoes because you will have to hike next to the lake and up the creek in order to get to Lake Isabelle because you can't follow the trail that is listed. when you get to Lake Isabelle there are a few ways to get to it. There is a massive slope to climb or turn right at the base of the slope and there is a longer yet easier way up that puts you at the trail markers at the top.

5 months ago

June 4th, heavy snow. Made it to Long lake not to Isabella, still beautiful.

walking
8 months ago

beautiful views. saw an awesome bird! people falling all over the ice and snow... bring yak trax!

hiking
9 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike! My wife, 1 yr old and I loved how easy it was to follow the trail and the scenery along the way was amazing! Easy trail, which was great with the little one on my back. Make sure you go early to get parking.

hiking
10 months ago

So epic. Get there early!

hiking
11 months ago

The scenery and views along Long Lake and Lake Isabelle are second to none. After Isabelle Lake the trail to the tarn gets steep and even steeper to Isabelle Glacier. The hike to the glacier is challenging so wear your big boy pants. Once you reach the glacier the hard work is extremely rewarding.

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