Loch Lomond

Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Short, beautiful drive to picturesque lake near timberline. Photogenic stream with seasonal wildflowers along upper portion of route. Hike short distance to waterfall at northwest corner of lake. More lakes higher up. Remain on marked routes at all times. Camp in designated spots only. ATVs allowed on trail but don’t park or ride in town of Alice. Mostly easy with a few moderate sections of embedded rock. Suitable for stock, high-clearance 4WD sport utility vehicles. Side trip on 701.2A is difficult with large boulders and one dangerous tippy spot."

Loch Lomond Trip Reports

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The drive up to Loch Lomand is extremely rough, but otherwise easy to handle, with no tippy spots or other challenges.

Even though it is a man-made lake, it is quite scenic, with a beautiful cascade waterfall dropping into the lake, and rugged mountains above. The road up to the lake is equally scenic. Even though it is a short distance up from Alice, you could easily spend a full day here.
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This trail was very scenic, and very rocky. We tried this trail on the 15th of July when we came to a sign that said the upper gate wouldn't be open until then - which was a Sunday. Not wanting to back up for a mile, we decided to not tempt fate, and guessed that the gate might still be locked. We turned around and went back down. We will do this again later in the season. I wouldn't recommend this trail to anyone with low clearance, but I did see a Subaru Outback at our turn-around point.

Loch Lomond Photos

Trail Information

Idaho Springs
Nearby City
Trail Type
1 hour
Arapaho National Forest
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated #103, DeLorme’s Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer
Local Maps

Trail Log