Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway
Lake Isabel (CO)
In 1919, the Forest Service's first landscape architect, Arthur Carhart, proposed some radical changes using the San Isabel area as a model for the rest of the nation. Carhart's ideas included the concept of integrated planning of new automobile roads to auto camps, tent camps, planned campsites, and lookout points. In addition, several recreational cabins were built in the 1920s near what is now Lake Isabel. Visitors can see several of the cabins behind the Lodge at San Isabel, which was once a mess hall for Civilian Conservation Corps workers.
- © June 2009 Jessica Feis. Photo by Jessica Feis