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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

      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

      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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    • 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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    • Idaho Springs, Colorado

      Explore Fall River Reservoir

      4.0
      1 mi / 144 ft gain
      This spot may be a little more difficult to reach than others, but the payoff is worth it. You'll start by taking a dirt road that splits off from Fall River Road. It is pretty easy going for the first mile or so, but then you'll want to make sure you have a little higher clearance 4x4 vehicle to...
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    • Ward, Colorado

      Hike to Blue Lake

      4.6
      6 mi / 1000 ft gain
      Located in the Brainard Lake Recreational Area (west of Nederland, CO in the Indian Peaks Wilderness), this gem isn’t exactly a well-kept secret, but it has all the beauty that you could ask for in a relatively easy Colorado hike.To get the full effect of the lake, you may want to plan your hike ...
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    • Idaho Springs, Colorado

      Camp at Chinns Lake

      Take the road as if you are going to St. Mary's Glacier, but you will take a left off the road (next to a very nice house) before the road makes a sharp right turn to go up hill. The road is a smooth dirt road for about a mile, but gets very rocky after that and you will need a good off road vehi...
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    • Boulder, Colorado

      Green Mountain via Gregory Canyon and Ranger Trail

      5.45 mi / 2313 ft gain
      Green Mountain via Gregory Canyon and Ranger Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Boulder, Colorado.
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    • Boulder, Colorado

      Hike the Saddle Rock Trail

      5.0
      2.6 mi / 1500 ft gain
      You can either start the from the Gregory Canyon Trailhead or the main Chautauqua trail.  At the Chautauqua trailhead you will need to pay for parking on Saturdays and Sundays and at the Gregory Canyon Trailhead you will need to pay for parking if your car is not registered in Boulder. If you sta...
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    • Boulder, Colorado

      Woods Quarry via NCAR

      4.2
      3.28 mi / 755 ft gain
      You can start from Chautauqua Park, but I prefer to start at NCAR, especially since there is ample parking and you can take a bathroom break inside before hitting the trail. From the intersection of Table Mesa Drive and Broadway in Boulder, drive west on Table Mesa to its end at the NCAR buildin...
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    • Boulder, Colorado

      Hike the Red Rocks Loop Trail

      3.7
      1 mi
      Parking is available on either Canyon or Sunshine Roads. During the weekends it tends to get crowded around sunset so plan accordingly. The entire trail is a loop and is a little over 1 mile in length so it doesn't take too long. The main feature is the massive red sand stone rocks that jut out o...
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    • Boulder, Colorado

      Catch a Boulder Sunrise from NCAR

      A great place to watch the sunrise in Boulder is at NCAR, the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Park in the parking lot at the top of the hill, and if you're feeling up to it, you can walk south for about 10 minutes to an adjacent hill with beautiful views. Either way, you will want to ge...
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