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Lake Isabelle

Brainard Lake Rd, Ward, CO
+1 303-541-2500
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serious hike

This is a breathtaking hike that can be accomplished by a novice, but be prepared for navigating... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
katieqd
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Kohler, Wisconsin
Beautiful Hike

Hiked this one many times and fished the lake. Didn't catch much and if I did I released. Be... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Peter P
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Thornton, Colorado, United States
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Brainard Lake Rd, Ward, CO
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a breathtaking hike that can be accomplished by a novice, but be prepared for navigating boulders and water. This is rated an easy hike, but that is all relative in that i our home state of Wisconsin it was more difficult than any...More

Thank katieqd
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Hiked this one many times and fished the lake. Didn't catch much and if I did I released. Be careful of rocks and please come prepared. If you see weather coming, get the heck outta Dodge

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is arguably the best easy hike to an alpine lake near Denver/Boulder Colorado. Just over 4 miles roundtrip and only a few hundred feet of elevation gain, the reward at the end most certainly outweighs the effort to get there. Definitely a must see...More

Thank jrog9832
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Original place looks original. They all have a cajan feel and their own character. We had a few brews and dinner and it was fantastic! Brought 1/2 home for lunch for another day. Love the brisket!!! Yummy. They let change the beans for dirty...More

1  Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We hiked the two miles in, in the pitch dark with headlamps. We wanted to be at the lake at sunrise. It wasn't a super strenuous hike, and it would have probably been a little easier with full light. Most of the hike is moderate....More

Thank Ohioshappy
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

At 10,300 feet, Brainard Lake is nestled high in the front range of the Rocky Mountains. The hike to Lake Isabelle is 3 to 3.5 miles (then the same distance back) depending on where you get to park (it gets crowded early on weekends and...More

3  Thank David J
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We got here fairly early to get a parking space because the lot can get crowded. The hike is very nice with a lot of flowers right now-forest service ranger said the flowers are at their peak right now. I hesitate to tell too many...More

Thank dil345
Reviewed 7 July 2016

You get here from Brainard Lake recreational area. The hike is fairly easy and so worth it. Look at the reviews for Brainard Lake recreational area for pictures of our trip.

Thank Campermom68
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Lake Isabelle easily one of the prettiest hikes to go on in the Colorado front range, including those in Rocky Mountain National Park. By starting out at 10,500 feet and climbing only to 10,850 over a 2 mile hike (4 mile round trip) to the...More

Thank Colo-Mtn-Hiker
Reviewed 23 September 2015

I cannot get over how gorgeous and easy this hike is! The pictures you'll return with are those similar to a fairy tale, this place is like heaven! I like to take my time and plenty of pictures, so the overall trek to Lake Isabelle...More

Thank Kimberski
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