Explore the most popular off road driving 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.

4 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

I actually hiked this yesterday with my dog. A few big open fields to play fetch in. There were a couple steep spots but nothing too strenuous, just enough to get the heart pumping. Not much for views, but nice walk through trees.

hiking
8 days ago

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8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

12.3.17 Trail was amazing!! Very slippery right now if you walk from the very bottom, but definitely doable. would recommend sturdy hiking boots and many layers - it was quite cold and windy at the top!! I would 100% hike this again!!

off road driving
16 days ago

Had a great day on this trail. Moderate and fun. Saw that they updated the closing dates to be Dec. 15. Great trail to get some last minute off roading in on some decent trails before winter.

off road driving
16 days ago

Did this trail on November 26th. No issues at all with a stock 2017 Taco. Wasn't a whole lot of snow on the trail this weekend. Did a bunch of the other side trails as well, had some fun with those. A few tight spots but didn't have any real clearance issues with a stock truck.

11.26.17.

Great hike. Nothing too strenuous and great view. Lightly trafficked today. Short drive from Denver (50 mins). Little slick in some area. Will be doing this one again!

hiking
18 days ago

I can easily call this one of my Top 10 Hikes due to the beauty of it all. When at the overlook for the main lake and waterfall, being next to 3 more lakes up there I was in Awe and did not want to leave. Uxexplianable Beauty kept me up there 7 hrs. Climbed up some dangerous snowy glaciers and was trying to get to frozen waterfalls, but was careful and it was super worth it.

hiking
18 days ago

I can easily call this one of my Top 10 Hikes due to the beauty of it all. When at the overlook for the main lake and waterfall, being next to 3 more lakes up there I was in Awe and did not want to leave. Uxexplianable Beauty kept me up there 7 hrs. Climbed up some dangerous snowy glaciers and was trying to get to frozen waterfalls, but was careful and it was super worth it.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

A perfect hike! Beautiful views. Slick in some areas and definitely snowy this time of year, so I would recommend wearing waterproof shoes with some good traction. And, as always, layers are key!! Very cold at the top.

Road tires35 psi, stock 2017 Tacoma SR. made it up until the snow really kicked in and then chickened out. Clearance was not a problem.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

amazing workout. plenty of divine views. a tad slick on the way down but otherwise perfect day!

Lots of mud and a little snow here and there. Most of the road you can do 20-25mph with road tires.

2017 Tacoma sr 4x4 stock.

hiking
25 days ago

Snow and wind made for a great hike today. It was definitely a work out but had amazing views.

off road driving
29 days ago

Very nice trail, some of end was not on google maps and saw signs no tresspassing so too back route to goergetown, which in a jeep was a little sketchy. As We had to get within inch of cliff a couple times.

Lots of history, and scenic views.

Advise, get Pro for this trip very limited reception.

a few spots that are tricky but mostly easily transverable. nowhere near as rocky as tincup pass to buana vista, or trail to Hanhs peak, but just as enjoyable. was usualy in 4low 4th gear due to ocassional ice n snow.

2003 TJ on 33 with lift.

I did get stuck on one portion but looking at map was not suggested route, so partner or winch suggested.

off road driving
1 month ago