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

Quick Facts

Cisneros Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,880 Feet (2768.1 Meters) Lake Isabel
Difficulty: More Difficult Very steep
Elevation Gain: 4,160 Feet (1296.8 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,120 Feet (2842.9 Meters) Turkey Creek Road
High Point: 11,080 Feet (3453.9 Meters) Greenhorn Road
Length, One-way: 10.4 Miles (17.33 Kilometers)
USGS Map: San Isabel




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General Description

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Cisneros Trail goes from the trailhead at Lake Isabel across Greenhorn Mountain Road to Turkey Creek Road. Where the trail crosses Greenhorn Mountain Road, hikers will notice Pole Creek Trail heading west. You want to keep heading south across the road and follow Forest 4 WD Road 409 for approximately 1/2 mile. The trail will lead off the road to the east.

Directions from Lake Isabel Recreation Area: The trail begins at the Cisneros Trailhead, in Lake Isabel Recreation Area, across from Spruce and Ponderosa Group campgrounds.

Directions from Greenhorn Mountain Road: Take Greenhorn Mountain Road from Ophir Creek Campground and drive south, southwest to the trailhead. If you pass Snowslide Trail on the left, you have gone about a mile too far.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping La Vista, St. Charles and Southside Campgrounds
No
ICON Cold Water Fishing Lake Isabel
No
ICON Group Picnicking Spruce and Ponderosa Group Campgrounds
No
ICON Hiking & Walking St. Charles, Snowslide, Pole Creek Trails as well
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking St. Charles, Snowslide and Pole Creek Trails as well
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Snowslide, St. Charles and Pole Creek Trails as well
Yes
ICON ATV Riding On Snowslide and Pole Creek Trails as well
Yes
ICON Picnicking Lake Isabel Picnic Grounds
ICON Viewing Scenery Scenic trail
Yes



Related Activities
Lake Isabel Picnic Ground - Lake Isabel Picnic Grounds (Day Use) are located west of Lake Isabel within a short walk of the shoreline. The facilities in the picnic grounds were refabricated in 1992 and are in excellent condition.

Pole Creek Trail (Divide Ranger District) - Take the short side trip from the trail to the creek to see a series of small waterfalls, natural arches and crystal clear pools on Pole Creek.

Snowslide Trail - The quickest access I mile south of Lake Isabel to the sign on Highway 165. The trail comes out at a almost ever-present patch of snow that can be seen from I-25 when traveling south from Pueblo.

Snowslide Trail - The quickest access I mile south of Lake Isabel to the sign on Highway 165. The trail comes out at a almost ever-present patch of snow that can be seen from I-25 when traveling south from Pueblo.

St. Charles Trail - St. Charles Trail is a popular, but steep motorized trail where horses are not allowed. It is maintained mostly by a dirt bike association in Pueblo. The environment is rather lush. The trail goes over St. Charles Peak.



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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