Hiking Adventure to Lake Isabelle in Colorado

Explore the majestic Rocky Mountains on a scenic hike to Lake Isabelle, where stunning landscapes and wildlife encounters await.

Last updated: Apr 2024

    Free (parking and reservation fees apply)


    More than 500 Miles from you


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  1. Arrive at Brainard Lake Recreation Area; start at the Brainard Lake Trailhead.
  2. Hike towards Long Lake, passing information boards about the moose population.
  3. Continue along South St. Vrain Creek, enjoying the views.
  4. Follow the trail around Long Lake, observing the wildlife and flora.
  5. Ascend towards Lake Isabelle, taking in the alpine meadows.
  6. Arrive at Lake Isabelle, explore, fish, or simply enjoy the scenery.
  7. Return via the same route, keeping an eye out for moose and other wildlife.



Brainard Lake Recreation Area, CO

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  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Fishing gear (optional)
  • Rain gear (weather can change quickly)

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