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First 14er. I was a little scared bc everyone says they're so intense but it was a great experience. I run at least once a week and am fairly athletic so I could push through when the air got harder to breathe in. I just kept going slow and steady, taking breaks as needed. The views were excellent the whole way up so it was a treat to stop and take it all in. I also enjoyed the last part of getting to the summit where there is no correct path through the giant rocks. I was definitely sore the next couple days but it was absolutely worth it to get up there and take in the vastness of God's creation with some sweet friends. Nothing quite like it.

Difficult, but very nice view. Big rock to climb at the top.

Absolutely beautiful. Get there early and bring cash. We arrived at the PayStation by 9am on a Saturday and it was about a 45 min wait to get in. Some people opted to park outside the park but it's a VERY LONG hike to get to Brainerd and even farther to get to Long Lake then Isabelle. But if you can get a good parking spot up near Long Lake, it's an absolutely beautiful and breathtaking hike up to Isabelle Glacier.

Rewarding hike. I'm not used to the altitude so I barely made it. All others in our group of 10 made it without difficulty.

Beautiful trail that goes all the way around the reservoir. Easy hike. Amazing view of pikes peak. There's awesome camping spots that are right by.

The most gorgeous hike ever! it does get a little tough after the Dream lake, but it's totally worth it! My favorite was the Dream lake... breathtakingly beautiful and so serene!!

It was pretty great!
The parking lot wasn't full, the trail was beautiful and the people friendly and respectful. The swimming hole was very well taken care of by the people who come to visit, which is great. We plan to go back and make this a regular place to visit.

hiking
23 hours ago

Great experience! We went yesterday, March 15, and the trail was snow packed. Hiking boots and snow spikes worked perfectly!

Love this route....

This is one of the best (if not the best) collection of trails in Colorado. From one trailhead you can get SERIOUSLY EVERYTHING. There's a 6 mile round trip hike to a perfect waterfall, there's a 16 mile chill loop to the lake, there's a 16 mile round trip 14er climb to Mt Antero. All of which have numerous perfect camping sites. Don't tell anyone how awesome this trail is, don't want it to get too crowded :)

hiking
1 day ago

Trail gets somewhat hard to follow the higher you climb. Maybe someone should take a machete up there? Like stated before... view gets better the higher you climb.

Great fun and really great views!

Did this on 7/20/17 and WOW! Those wild flowers were amazing. Definitely bring your bug spray. We started at 8:45, made it to the first two lakes in 1.5 hours, then the push to the upper lake took an extra maybe 45 min but that was with a lot of stops. The final stretch is definitely straight up but it afforded beautiful views. with stops at each lake and a lot up the last stretch to enjoy the view, it took us about 4.5 hrs.

Well-marked trail through high forest to mountain lakes. It took about 40 minutes to hike to the second lake, but the trail goes back further to more lakes. Will definitely hike here again!