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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > San Carlos Ranger District

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St. Charles Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,920 Feet (2780.5 Meters) Lake Isabel
Beginning Elevation: 9,080 Feet (2830.4 Meters) Highway 165 at Greenhill Divide
Difficulty: More Difficult
High Point: 11,680 Feet (3640.9 Meters) St. Charles Peak
Length, One-way: 9.4 Miles (15.67 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 1326
Usage: Heavy
USGS Map: St. Charles Peak, San Isabel

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

St. Charles Trail is a popular, but steep motorized trail where ATVs are not permitted. Horses are not allowed either. It is maintained mostly by a dirt bike association in Pueblo. The environment is rather lush. The trail goes over St. Charles Peak, the second highest peak in the Wet Mountains.

From Lake Isabel, go to the Cisneros Trailhead. About 1 mile up Cisneros Trail will be the junction with St. Charles Trail. Turn right past old Marion Mine.

. It is a motorized trail

Directions from Highway 165: On Highway 165, 2 miles south of Bishop Castle and 4 miles north of the entrance for Lake Isabel you will find the trail beginning. It heads southwest.

Directions from Lake Isabel Recreation Area:

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Late Spring through Late Fall .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping La Vista, St. Charles and Southside Campgrounds
ICON Cold Water Fishing Lake Isabel
ICON Group Picnicking Spruce and Ponderosa Group Campgrounds
ICON Hiking & Walking Cisneros, Snowslide, Pole Creek Trails as well
ICON Mountain Biking On Cisneros,St. Charles, Snowslide and Pole Creek Trails
ICON Motorcycle Riding Cisneros,Snowslide and Pole Creek Trails as well
ICON ATV Riding On Cisneros, Snowslide and Pole Creek Trails
ICON Picnicking Lake Isabel Picnic Grounds

More Information

Visitor Information:

Pike and San Isabel National Forests, 1920 Valley Drive , Pueblo, CO, 81008, Phone: 719-545-8737

Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, 302 North Santa Fe Drive, P.O. Box 697 , Pueblo, CO, 81003, Phone: 800-233-3446, www.pueblochamber.org


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