Best trails in Idaho Springs

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Looking for a great trail near Idaho Springs, Colorado? AllTrails has 64 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Eldorado Canyon State Park or Golden Gate Canyon State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Boulder Open Space or Genesee Park. Ready for some activity? There are 35 moderate trails in Idaho Springs ranging from 1 to 16.1 miles and from 7,762 to 14,251 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Idaho Springs
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#1 - Saint Mary's Glacier
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
$5 parking fee, cash only Fantastic views for the effort. The trail up is mostly rocks but not terribly difficult. Great short hike with high payoff. Some people swim at the lake.Show more
#2 - Grays and Torrey's Peak
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 5 h 35 m
Grays and Torrey's Peak is a 7.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#3 - Herman Gulch Trail
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
Well travelled / maintained trail. Don’t worry... in about 15-20 minutes you’ll forget all about I-70Show more
#4 - Chief Mountain Trail
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
This trail offers great views of the Rockies in the Arapaho National Forest. The hike is a steady incline through a pine forest, thinning out at the top, with breath taking 360 degree vistas. PromineShow more
#5 - Loch Lomond
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
Although the Arapaho National Forest is open for recreation, the road is closed to out of county visitors due to COVID-19 concerns. Hikers must either walk or ride a bike to trailheads. So, please plaShow more
#6 - Silver Dollar Lake and Murray Lake Trail
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
Silver Dollar Lake and Murray Lake Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#7 - Mount Evans and Mount Spalding Loop Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Starts and ends at Summit Lake. A fee of $5 in cash or check is charged for day use to park at Summit Lake. If you arrive prior to 8am, this is the only fee you'll pay. Other times you will pay an addShow more
#8 - Hells Hole Trail
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 44 m
This is a very popular trail leading up into the glacial cirque known as Hell's Hole. Traveling along West Chicago Creek, the trail climbs for a mile to a bench above and west of the creek. The trailShow more
#9 - Mount Flora Trail
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
Mount Flora Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actShow more
#10 - Idaho Springs Reservoir via Chicago Lakes Trail
Echo Lake Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.Show more
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