Mount Ida Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews
#28 of 127 trails in

Mount Ida Trail is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Lake, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2532 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
5 days ago

23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Love this hike. Absolutely beautiful views for much of the hike. I've done this hike twice and would do it again if I make it back to rmnp. The views of the mountains rival anything else in the park. Bring lots of water and snacks and make sure to start early so you are off the mountain when the afternoon lightning storms start.

geocaching
2 months ago

Did the Timber Lake/Saddle Traverse, excellent climb- watch out for the loose rock on the saddle's couloir.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

very nice hike, 5 stars for the views, 4 stars for the trail which is barely/not visible on the last few hundred meters. it took us appr. 2.5 hours to get to the top and 2 hours back down. avoid thunderstorms, the weather changes very rapidly. we started at 8am and blue sky, 4 hours later it rained.

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Great diversity in terrain. Saw elk, wildflowers and amazing views. Started at Lake Poudre, stay on main path towards right top where it splits.

10 months ago

Beautiful. Longer than stated. Very few switchbacks.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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hiking
10 months ago

Great views.

10 months ago

It's fantastic! I enjoy the hiking in Mt Ida.

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Started this hike around 8am - The trail was easy to find, even in the boulder field. No snow right now except for a small bank right before you leave treeline, which can easily be sidestepped. Extremely windy and steep at parts but absolutely gorgeous! Definitely worth it. Note: When you reach a fork in the trail around 2.5 miles in, bear right. The cairn is missing.

hiking
11 months ago