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Mills Lake and The Loch [CLOSED]

moderate(28)
Rocky Mountain National Park

Mills Lake and The Loch is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 7.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,374 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

closed

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Very hike. Bring spikes

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful fall day. Mills lake was crystal clear like glass. Couldn’t have asked for a better day.

Beautiful views at every turn! Glad I started at 7am, as it got really crowded on the way back down. Was able to visit Loch Lake (Vale) and Mills Lake. Definitely not as steep an incline as I thought it would be. Start early if you’re looking for some solitude in the Rockies!

hiking
6 months ago

Lots of people but still beautiful.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing!

hiking
8 months ago

Two GORGEOUS lakes!!

hiking
muddy
off trail
snow
9 months ago

Be careful on the way up to The Lochs. Easy to miss the first switch back and end up hiking over a semi thawed river. Waypoint on our way down

hiking
Tue Jun 26 2018

If that is your distance, than these are good choice

recorded Mills Lake and The Loch

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4 months ago

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8 months ago

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10 months ago

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11 months ago

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Sat Mar 23 2019

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Tue Sep 18 2018

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Fri Jul 27 2018

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Mon Jul 16 2018

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Tue Aug 22 2017

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Mon Jun 26 2017