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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hiking
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hiking
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snowshoeing
2 days ago

Beautiful views all around the lake. Great scenery. Looks absolutely amazing regardless of the season.

Great hike! I did this today with my dog. Not difficult, but makes you feel like you've earned a beer afterwards. The views are amazing. Still lots of snow, but I didn't need snowshoes to get to the loch.

One of my favorites

walking
3 days ago

Trail was busier for Easter Sunday! And pretty snowy! Very pretty views and quite easy to locate!

off road driving
3 days ago

nothing omg about the road. dirt road driving with a few ruts, nothing special.

on St. Mary's Glacier

hiking
3 days ago

Gorgeous day for this hike -- the skies were clear for the first time (we've done this hike about 3-4 times). The hike up to the lake/glacier doesn't require microspikes, but they are incredibly useful. Recommend sturdy hiking boots at minimum. Scaling the glacier definitely requires microspikes at minimum -- can also be completed with snowshoes or AT setup. James Peak summit would probably require snowshoes.

hiking
4 days ago

Great views! Short hike but expect an incline. There is still snow on the trail

hiking
4 days ago

Amazing views on this hike! There's still snow so make sure you have waterproof hiking shoes! Lake was also still frozen. Didn't take long

off road driving
4 days ago

Great moderate trail. Great scenery went to the top and then had to rescue a jeep on it's top. Thank God for a ARB bumper and a warn winch on my jeep. and a Polaris RZR we had the jeep upright in no time.as for Yankee hill. Great views with good trails and great people.we will be back soon

Hiked 4/23/17. Great hike! Still a lot of snow, it got slushy in the afternoon. We did it without snowshoes, they could have been helpful in some spots but yaktrax did the job. The road to Guanella pass trailhead isn't quite plowed all the way so it added about 2.5 miles to the total mileage from where we were able to park. Hardly saw anyone the whole day!

off road driving
4 days ago

Excellent beginner trail for those looking to test their desire driving off road in the mountains. The off road section is mostly hard packed with some small ruts, potholes, washouts, but very minor. Views are great and cliffs right next to road can take your breath away.

off road driving
4 days ago

April 22. The trail was still covered in snow but packed enough you didn't sink to far. Amazing views especially when first descending down the side of the mountain into the valley. Great trail, definitely be back.