New Meetup: Lake Isabelle - Indian Peaks Wilderness

From: Susan
Sent on: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 9:21 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Longmont Hiking Meetup Group!

What: Lake Isabelle - Indian Peaks Wilderness

When: Sunday, July 11,[masked]:00 AM

Lyon's Park-and-Ride
SW Corner of 4th & Broadway
Lyons, CO 80540

Let's meet at the Lyons Park & Ride at 10:00am and we'll carpool from there. Plan on bringing a picnic lunch to have once we get to the lake. We are planning on hanging out at the lake for about an hour or more so please be prepared for that...maybe a few frisbees would be fun.

This is an easy hike, about 4.2 miles roundtrip. The elevation gain is about 438' roundtrip.

Yay, Tacoma, dogs are allowed, so feel free to bring them all along.

This is definitely one of our favorite hikes. Lake Isabelle is accessed from the Long Lake Trailhead. The lake lies near timberline in a dramatic valley, offering views of high peaks such as Navajo and Apache Peaks.

The Long Lake Trailhead is on the east side of the continental divide in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.

If you are meeting us at the reach the trailhead parking area, drive on Colorado Highway 72 to the vicinity of the town of Ward. Just north of Ward on Highway 72, there is a large sign marking a road leading west to Brainard Lake. Follow Brainard Lake Road for about 6 miles to Brainard Lake. The Long Lake Trailhead parking area is accessed from a left-hand turn just past the lake. Brainard Lake Road may be closed at about the halfway point between Highway 72 and Brainard Lake if the spring snowfall has not melted. There is an entrance fee collected for driving into the Brainard Lake area.

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