Idaho Springs Reservoir Via Chicago Lakes Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews
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Idaho Springs Reservoir Via Chicago Lakes Trail is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
872 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

views

snow

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1 day ago

Great hike. I started at 9:30 and there was barely anyone on the trail on my way out to the reservoir. Some more people when I headed back though. I was going to try and hike to Chicago Lakes, but it was going to be longer than what I wanted to do today.

A little bit of ice in spots, but not bad at all. Would be great to go up soon before the snow hits. Total took about 2 hours.

2 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike. Just the right amount of difficulty. Definitely bring layers and lots of water because the temp can change quickly. Went last weekend when it was warmer so the temp may be dramatically different now though. Great trail for dogs too, but should be in decent shape to make a few of the more difficult climbs. Will definitely be doing this one again!

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28 days ago

Beautiful views and moderate trail. Only downside was the trail around the reservoir is gone. I tried hiking around and ended up in a lot of brush and smelly mud!

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29 days ago

Going down was super easy! But coming back up is pretty difficult if your legs are not strong.

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1 month ago

Great trail, beautiful views, a few streams to get water out of, and of course the reservoir Itself, great snow shoe in the winter, easy terrain

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2 months ago

There were a lot of people on the trail including lots of dogs and even little kids. This is uphill on the way back. There is a nice waterfall about 2/3 of the way to the reservoir.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Loved this trail and the reservoir is a hidden gem! Make sure to park at Echo Lake and then take the Chicago Lakes trail which will take you directly to the reservoir.

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