Lake Isabelle

#6 of 192 trails in roosevelt national forest
Lake Isabelle is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Nederland, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until October.

4.0 miles Out & Back 654 feet
hiking forest lake views
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Melisa Castro-Herrmann

1 Completed1 Reviews

Loved this one. The hike was easy yet enjoyable and the view was gorgeous. Highly recommend.

Bex Wishart

3 Completed1 Reviews

Did this hike on 9.21.2015. The hike up was easy and beautiful. Lake Isabelle was only 20% full, so there was some disappointment, but it was still beautiful! Not a lot of aspen on the hike, just on the drive from Ward to the trailhead.

Jashadip Datta

15 Completed8 Reviews

Elaine O'Brien

1 Completed1 Reviews

Easy hike for a pretty good payout. As another hiker mentioned, they are doing some work on the lake/in the area so Lake Isabelle is incredibly low which made it less awe-inspiring. Still a beautiful hike with a nice little waterfall just past the lake and barely off of the trail. Aspens are starting to change in the area so the drive isn't too bad either.

aaron monson

2 Completed1 Reviews

Shelley Stetler

4 Completed3 Reviews

Gorgeous hike! Get there early because it tacked on an extra 2 miles to our hike, as the trailhead parking lots were full. Steep and rocky at the end. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because Lake Isabelle is not a lake currently, it is a mud pit, but the mountain views are astonishing!

Jack Sulateskee

21 Completed5 Reviews

*There is a $10.00 entry fee - cash only*

If you're looking for a hike with a great view of a lake this isn't the hike you're looking for. We were disappointed to find that the lake had been mostly drained and there was active construction going on - nothing better than going on a nature hike to get away only to pay $10 just to come across no lake, construction, and the wonderful sound of rock music being blasted from the construction site - breathtaking!

Maybe someday we'll go back....

Paola Montoy

5 Completed2 Reviews

It was very beautiful and not hard at all... It gets a little rocky at the top

Sean Kirlin

7 Completed5 Reviews

Great trail ! Picturesque ! Easy walking!

Adam Stielstra

50 Completed46 Reviews

Incredible views.