Explore the best trails near Idaho Springs with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



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Very easy and quick hike to the base of the glacier. Went in the end of summer when a lot had melted away. Plan to go back in the spring for a different experience. Fun! Bring cash for parking.

1 day ago

Blustery 15degreesF, with stiff winds blowing down off the glacier, enough to blow away gear set down for a moment. Plenty of snow on trails and untamped snow has a nice crust.

2 days ago

3 days ago

Beautiful morning for a hike with the pup. Only saw 3 people on a Saturday morning which is fantastic but I would rate this trail an intermediate with the elevation numbers. Especially in snowshoes

7 days ago

Great views. Challenging in the snow but totally doable for all levels. Views are great.

7 days ago

Bring a sled!!

9 days ago

I couldn't get to the final lakes. First time here. It isn't easy, definitely it is hard.

on Mount Flora Trail

14 days ago

5 degrees and beutiful

did most of this trail last weekend. pretty crunchy until 3 miles in, then it became obvious there hadn't been anyone on the trail in a few weeks. about 4 miles in, started seeing really big mountain lion tracks. being alone, and not having seen another person since the first 1/2 mile, i decided to turn around. anxious to get back out and give it another go. highly recommend.

cross country skiing
18 days ago

20 days ago

Nice beginning snowshoe trail. Can hear I-70, but pretend the sound is of a river running wild. FYI, park to the RIGHT of the chimney, not in front or to the left. There is a private drive way. This site isn't allowing me to show the photo and this is the 2nd time trying to write this. If it doesn't show up again, so be it. Only 2 stars for the site, for its ease of use.

21 days ago

Such a beautiful lightly trafficked trail. Since no one is out there really, having your dog off leash was awesome. A place a dog can be a dog! Snow was great, and though the trail is not very clearly marked as far as the trail itself, if you look it up in advance, you will be fine! The trailhead is super easy to get to also!

Made it up and down in an hour! Nice winter trail run, snow was packed nicely. Super great view!!

22 days ago