Rocky Mountain group hikes, adventures, happy hours & more.
Meet active friends who love to explore as much as you do!
oin Hike The Rockies and MHM Packs for a group hike to Lake Isabelle in Ward, CO followed by drinks in Nederland (or somewhere else close by). Invite your friends and make some new ones!
7:15 AM: Meet at Brainard Lake Recreational Area on the east side of the lake to hike to Lake Isabelle. Try to carpool and get there early because parking SUCKS and you may have to wait in line for a long time at the pay station to get into the lot. I believe it is $11 per vehicle so split the cost by carpooling. The hike is totally worth it though! It will be about 6 miles and is beautiful. I've seen moose here too. It's a good workout but not too challenging, definitely some uphill!
Please prepare yourself for any kind of weather changes (this is Colorado! I've been rained and hailed on here when there wasn't a cloud at the beginning of the hike.). Bring a comfortable backpack with appropriate layers, water, snacks, camera (we'll definitely capture some great photos here), flask and/or summit beers, and any survival / first aid equipment you normally carry on day hikes. Hike at your own risk.
After the hike, join us for drinks in Nederland.
Feel free to post where you are coming form and if you need a ride or can give a ride.
Hike organization sponsored by Hike The Rockies and MHM
PS: Save the date! MHM is holding an amazing fundraiser for Big City Mountaineers' Summit for Someone program. They will be throwing a rager at the top of Mt Elbert, Colorado's tallest 14er, and handing out beer and grilling. Donate what you can then party for a cause with them at altitude on August 19th! Learn more here:
What to bring:
- A backpack you feel comfortable carrying for 4 miles
- Plenty of water
- Trail snacks
- Summit beers and/or flask if that's how you roll
- Layers to prepare for Colorado's crazy weather changes
- Shoes you feel comfortable hiking in over 6 miles terrain.
- A camera - this trail has some spectacular views
- Whatever else you usually bring on a hike (knife, compass, first aid, chapstick, sunscreen, inhaler, phone, GPS, etc.)
- Bring friends! The more the merrier