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Follow the Pawnee Pass Trail as it climbs gradually for two miles through wooded terrain and into the Indian Peaks Wilderness. The trail travels from Long Lake to Lake Isabelle, which sits just below the tree line. At Lake Isabelle, follow the Isabelle Glacier Trail along the north side of Lake Isabelle.
The trail grows steeper as it nears Isabelle Glacier, the source of the South Saint Vrain Creek. The Isabelle Glacier Trail ends finally beside Isabelle Glacier in a very steep-walled cirque basin framed by Shoshone, Apache, and Navajo Peaks.
|Fees||Brainard Lake Recreation Area fees apply during the summer operating season (typically mid/late-June through late September) $1 per person for walk- or bike-in; $10 for a 3-day pass; $55 for a season pass; Interagency Annual, Senior or Access passes, Golden Age and Golden Access passes accepted.|
|Permit Info:||This trail lies within the Four Lakes Backcountry Zone of the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area:
|Restrictions:||Indian Peak Wilderness restrictions apply:
Fishing and hunting: permitted in accordance with regulations established by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
|Closest Towns:||Ward, Colorado|
|Water:||Lakes and streams; treat water for drinking.|
|Restroom:||Vault toilets at Long Lake Trailhead|
|Operated By:||U.S. Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301|
From Colorado Highway 72 at Ward, turn west onto the Brainard Lake Road. Travel 2.5 miles to the entrance portal, and continue another three miles to Long Lake Trailhead.
This trail is within the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. It diverges from the Pawnee Pass trail at Lake Isabelle, where the Isabelle Glacier Trail heads west along the north side of Lake Isabelle. It climbs gradually past Lake Isabelle, quickly growing steeper beyond the lake. The Isabelle Glacier Trail ends finally beside Isabelle Glacier in a very steep-walled cirque basin framed by Shoshone, Apache, and Navajo Peaks.
|Fire Information||Campfires are prohibited year-round.|
|Elevation desc||This trail climbs steeply, gaining 1,500 feet in 2.1 miles|
- Trail Measurement: 4.2 Miles
- Compass Latitude: 400404N
- Compass Longitude: 1053736W
- Numeric Latitude: 40.0677641
- Numeric Longitude: -105.6266692
- Elevation in Meters: 3,200 to 3,657
- Elevation in Feet: 10,500 to 12,000
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