Lake Isabelle Trail

#5 of 189 trails in Roosevelt National Forest
Lake Isabelle Trail is a 5.4 mile loop trail located near Nederland, CO that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from July until October.

5.4 miles 544 feet Loop
kid friendly hiking walking 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.