Loch Lomond is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, CO that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.
off road driving
cross country skiing
Get off I-70 at the fall river road exit. Follow north on Fall River Road drive past the big switch back turn left on Alice RD. Keep your eyes open for Stewart Road. 2.3 Miles you will be at the lake.
I've done this a few time. you can stay on the road to the lake but i much prefer to jump on the continental divide trail. the road should only be traveled by high clearence vehicles. trail is about a mile up. don't stop at loch Loman tho, keep going! you don't have to summit James peak all the way to view the upper glacial lakes above Loman and the view is epic!
There are 3 beautiful lakes above this lake that you can hike up to.
Wide, rocky trail with some amazing views. No snow until we reached the lake and no other people until about 10am.
It has some very nice views. I hiked to the hike and it was quite the work out considering I took both of my dogs and they both pull a lot. I saw two of the lakes and the first one had a water fall and was very peaceful and lovely to sit with the lake and take it all in.
really rocky if you dont mind whiplash..lol jk Its not that bad made it up with a new 4runner stock seen lots of jeeps made it to the top and was beautiful. Had a fun little river you cross to get up top. Also had a cool area open up once you get to the top you can hike or drive up
Absolutely stunning hike! We walked up from below Stuart road vs driving up since it was so rocky. Once you're there, you can walk up close to the waterfall, and continue up to three more lakes at the top. Well worth it! Amazing views. Accessible hike for beginners but still challenging.
Amazing and breathtaking view once you reach the top! The trail leading up is very rocky. If you have a 4x4 vehicle, you are in luck. You will be able to drive to the lake rather than hike. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to hike, fish or even camp. Can't wait to go back!!
Did this today. The hike TO the Loch itself is just along the 4x4road so it's not great in my opinion. The lake however, is pretty nice. Easy to find a spot to yourself along the lake or wander around some of the trails near it/above it (all of which are nicer than the walk TO the lake). It's not an 'easy' hike, but it is pretty short. Seems to be plenty of places to put up a tent as well which would be great
I loved this hike!
** You need a higher, 4x4 vehicle to get up the road to the loch.** If you don't have one, you can hike to the hike. We did that; it was easy and the views were great.
Loch Lomond is at the base of the hike. Spend some time on the banks and then hike up around the falls to find three more lakes, a few streams, tons of wildflowers, and a giant meadow nestled in the peaks.
The hike was pretty easy and the views were spectacular!!
The road to the parking lot by the lake is really rough. Not a "normal SUV" capable road. Definitely a high wheel jeep or high clearance 4 wheel drive truck required. Driving back I suggest putting it in 2nd gear and letting your engine break so you don't burn out your actual breaks. As far as the trail, it's a good moderate hike. The wildflowers were awesome on August 3rd, 2016, and there was still snow melting. Note: the large main lake is great, but the best views are up the mountain from the edges of the other lakes.
The trail to the lake is just okay but the lake and wildflowers are worth the trip. We fished for a bit but no luck. The water is extremely clear.
Great trail with lots of beautiful scenery. Only issue is the amount of traffic there is, especially for being there early in the morning. The lake is awesome and there's on the spot camping which we plan on doing next time. I was surprised how many low clearance cars were able to make the drive up it since it wasn't easy by any means.
Excellent hike from beginning to end with many gorgeous surprises. We parked at Alice and Stuart St because we did not want to chance it with our vehicle and hiked all the way. Keeps and trucks are ok to drive up. Koch Lomond with the waterfall is beautiful, but if you hike the trail to the left of the lake it leads you to 3 other lakes! Highly recommend doing that. Only one steep incline to lake #2. Lots of dispersed camp sites along trail leading up. Definitely want to return to camp.
The scenery is gorgeous, but the trail is along a road so the cars somewhat detract from the overall experience.
I started at the base of the trail, didn't drive in. The hike is short and moderate! LOTS of rocks though, the whole trail is big rocks and huge dips, so just be prepared! I hiked this in June and there was too much snow that I couldn't pass to go see the lake :/ so I would say this trail is totally open in July for best results! Great time though with tons of nature sprouting out at you! And there's WATER. Which bumped this trail up to a 4 :)