Loch Lomond

Idaho Springs, Colorado (Clear Creek County)

Last Updated: 10/19/2021
4.5 / 5 ( 37 reviews )
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Information
Nearby Trails
Status:
Partially Open
Typically Open: 07/15 - 10/15
Length: 2.36 miles
Highest Elevation: 11236 feet
Duration: About 45 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Idaho Springs
Nearest Town w/ Services: Idaho Springs
Official Road Name: 701.1
Management Agency: Arapahoe National Forest
District: Clear Creek Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Loch Lomond
Situated in the Arapaho National Forest - Clear Creek District, this trail offers high alpine lakes, fishing, wild flowers, and great dispersed camping all within one hour from Denver, Colorado. This trail can be crowded on the weekends, but you can expect to have it all to yourself during the week.

Route Information

Technical Rating

( MODERATE )

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Waypoints

1. Loch Lomond Trailhead ( mi)
Turn north on Stuart Road where it will join Forest Service Road 701.1

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: From Denver:

I-70 westbound, take exit #238 Fall River Road. Drive approx. 8 miles to Alice road, turn left, stay on Alice road, turn right on Steuart road, NFSR 701.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (56)

Questions & Answers (6)

Q: Wondering when the mileage reference will return to the waypoint info. Seems to be site-wide (?) Thanks.
–Obtuse Angler (07/22/2021)
–Todd (07/22/2021)
Q: Anyone happen to know if they opened upper gate yet? Forest Service site says should be opened by 15th of July but not sure that always happens as planned.
–Steven Salinas (07/16/2020)
–Todd (07/16/2020)
Q: Hi Todd - did you by any chance hike the second part up to the lake June 2019? was wondering if there's any ice left. thanks
–J Ranello (06/13/2019)
Q: Anyone know if this trail is open yet?
–Evan Thompson (05/20/2018)
–Todd (05/21/2018)
Q: I have a 2012 Ford Explorer 4x4 (don't laugh!). Is that suitable for something like this? Just looking for an adventure when we come out in mid-July. Thanks!
–Erick Thompson (05/16/2018)
–Todd (05/16/2018)
Q: Hello was wondering if since the hotter weather in the upper gate is now open thanks
–David (06/21/2017)
–Todd (06/22/2017)

Writer Information

Todd

Founder

Todd is an avid wheeler who loves to explore new trails whenever and wherever he can. They say necessity is the mother of all invention and that holds true for Todd. His want and desire to find passable trails and new nooks and crannies of the Great American West to explore were his reasons behind starting Trailsoffroad.com. On any given weekend you can find Todd on some obscure 4x4 trail or using his legs to hike to an alpine lake.
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