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    Top Spots in and near Red Feather Lakes

    • Ward, Colorado

      Snowshoe Mount Audubon

      13.9 mi / 2715 ft gain
      Want to start snowshoeing peaks?! Of course you do! If you don't already have snowshoes, you can rent a pair at your local REI (the one in Boulder, CO is closest to this hike). Check the snow conditions and if there is a fair amount of snow, I would recommend renting the larger of the two kinds o...
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    • Ward, Colorado

      Winter Camp at Lefthand Reservoir

      3 mi / 250 ft gain
      The Brainard Lake Recreation Area is a winter adventurers playground with numerous snowshoe and cross country ski options to be explored. This area is popular as it offers dramatic mountain peaks, a trail for everyone (no motorized vehicles off of pavement), and close proximity to the Denver and ...
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    • Ward, Colorado

      Snowshoe Long Lake

      8 mi / 200 ft gain
      A long but extremely scenic hike tucked in Colorado's Indian Peaks wilderness. The entire Long Lake trail says 2.3 mile but due to winter conditions and snow pack you can really only make it the east edge of the lake. Exit Long lake loop back on to Brainard Lake Road (currently under construction...
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    • Nederland, Colorado

      Camping at Brainard Lake

      5.0
      Pawnee Campground has 47 sites for suited for tents, RVs, or trailers with eight that are walk in and tent only. These can fill up quick so get there early if you don't have a reservation, which can be tough to come by but will be well worth it.Brainard Lake has been one of the most popular hikin...
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    • Ward, Colorado

      Snowshoe or Ski Lake Isabelle

      10 mi
      Speechless. That’s how this hike will leave you. And not just because of its length. At over 10 miles, this snowshoe exploration is not for the faint of heart. But the language-defying beauty of this hike will make every sore muscle worth it.The Brainard Lake Recreational Area near Ward, Colorado...
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    • Ward, Colorado

      Hike Shoshoni Peak

      5.0
      10 mi / 2800 ft gain
      Starting at the Long Lake trailhead, follow the trail along the north side of the lake. Near the end of Long Lake, take the trail to Lake Isabelle and Pawnee Pass trail to the right. The trail is in good condition but steepens a little en route to Lake Isabelle. Once at Lake Isabelle (make sure t...
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    • Ward, Colorado

      Climb Apache Peak

      10 mi / 3280 ft gain
      Start at the Long Lake Trailhead ($10 parking fee) and head up the trail towards Isabell Lake. You'll pass both Long Lake and Isabelle lake, with spectacular views at both. At Lake Isabelle, be sure to continue straight on the trail, further up the valley, not the right turn up to Pawnee Pass.Con...
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    • Ward, Colorado

      Hike Pawnee & Buchanan Pass Loop

      5.0
      26 mi / 2800 ft gain
      Before you start your trip, get a camping permit from the Boulder Ranger Station. Plan to spend your first night in the Crater Lake BZ (Backcountry Zone), and your second in Buchanan BZ. If you're feeling particularly sedate, you can easily spend a third night in Coney Creek.Start early in the mo...
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    • Ward, Colorado

      Hike Pawnee Pass and Pawnee Peak

      5.0
      9 mi / 2400 ft gain
      Start at the Long Lake trailhead in the Brainard Lake Recreation area (there's a fee to park, if you don't have a pass). Take the trail towards Lake Isabelle for a few miles, winding through forest and past Long Lake. Signage towards Lake Isabelle and Pawnee Pass is apparent.Just as you reach La...
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    • Ward, Colorado

      Hike to Mitchell Lake

      4.0
      4 mi
      Located in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area, Mitchell Lake is a good quick hike for an afternoon getaway. With just two miles to go till you reach the lake itself, it's easy for the whole family and the pups (the recreation area is super popular, so this is assuming the lots are full and you hav...
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    • Ward, Colorado

      Lake Isabelle via Long Lake Trailhead

      4.5
      4.09 mi / 374 ft gain
      Start at the Pawnee Pass Trail No. 907 Trailhead. Long Lake is about 2 tenths of a mile and Lake Isabelle is 2 miles from the trailhead. Keep an eye out for moose grazing in the bushes or in the water near Long Lake. This is a 4 mile out and back hike with well marked trails. For an 8.75 mile hi...
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    • Ward, Colorado

      Hike to Colorado's Isabelle Glacier

      5.0
      8.4 mi / 1600 ft gain
      Getting There The trailhead can be reached from Boulder by driving west through Boulder Canyon on Highway 42 to Nederland, then going north on the Peak-to-Peak Highway 72 to the town of Ward. From there, a National Forest Sign on the west side of the highway provides directions to the ranger stat...
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