The trail follows San Isabel Creek through stands of aspen and fir to its junction with the lake trail. The first 2 miles are in fair condition; the upper section is staked for a route, but not constructed; it is difficult passage for horses. Attractions are fishing in the creek and lake, access to other alpine trails and lakes, and big game.
Directions from Moffat, Colorado: Follow the Crestone road east from Highway 17. Turn north at the Baca Grande airstrip and follow the gravel road to San Isabel Creek and the registration box. The trail is closed to motorized traffic.
Directions: Via San Isabel Lake Trail #857.
May through September .