I’ve been wanting to visit Lake Isabelle for quite some time now. I finally made the trek up to the lake about a month ago. Lake Isabelle is located in the Indian Peaks Wilderness area just outside of Ward, Colorado. My wife and one of my daughters were gung-ho enough to get up for the 3am wake up call and drive up for the early morning sunrise hike. The hike itself is only 2.1 miles, but does steepen quite a bit for the last 1/4 mile. We didn’t quite make it up to the lake in time to capture the alpenglow, but still glad we made the trek. The lake is at treeline in a valley and framed by Navajo (13,409′), Apache (13,441′), and Shoshoni (12,967′) peaks. It’s a beautiful lake and still had some wildflowers in bloom which added to the scenery.