Long Lake Trail to Lake Isabelle in Indian Peaks Wilderness
The Long Lake Trail head is located at the west end of Brainard Lake Recreation area in Ward, Colorado. I love the Indian Peaks Wilderness, as it's not too far from Denver, and has some of the most beautiful trails. We chose the Long Lake trail as it leads to Isabelle Lake (shown below) and glacier. We made it to the lake then turned back as there was still quite a bit of snow on the trail, even in July. The whole route is pretty breathtaking and the lake does not disappoint. It's not an overly strenuous hike and since we avoided the weekend rush it wasn't crowded. For more info about this trail click here.