Explore the best 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.

off road driving
5 hours ago

badass area love it!

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off road driving
1 day ago

this trail might be my favorite of all my travels. two or three obstacles took two or three tries. most obstacles i at least had to think about for a second. it's about my max difficulty i'd want to take on while by myself. you think it's over and then you look right like "ohhhh THATS probably yankee hill..." its very steep and is covered in loose brick-sized rocks. its much scarier looking from the bottom, but once you're two car lengths into it you're thinking "no problem." make sure you do this step because at the top might be one of my favorite views of all time. 360º views, i was blown away.

07 ranger manual
bilsteins
13psi
33"
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad (yankee hill coming soon!)

have fun!

off road driving
1 day ago

this trail was pretty fun. on the easier side of moderate for sure, some 1foot ruts and hips but anything with 4 wheel drive should be fine. if you'd like to a video of the main obstacles i have one up at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43M2trv1LSQ&t=27s

07 ranger manual
bilsteins
13psi
33"
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

off road driving
1 day ago

This trail is a good mix of medium obstacles. made everything first try in 3"-6" of snow yesterday. this trail is almost always in the trees making it a good snow trail in my opinion. its a pretty well defined 2-track and i was only nervous about not getting up, instead of sliding off and never stopping like some other shelf road trails. the hardest part i'd say is the 2nd-to-last hill which is some pretty big stairs with opposing holes on a pretty steep hill. in dry conditions with an experienced driver- i'd say almost anything with 4lo and 32"+ tires will be fine. if you'd like to see a video of the obstacles i have one up at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4B3I5ID06Y&t=313s

07 ranger manual
bilsteins
13psi
33"
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

off road driving
2 days ago

this trail was pretty fun. on the easier side of moderate for sure, some 1foot ruts and hips but anything with 4 wheel drive should be fine. if you'd like to a video of the main obstacles i have one up at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43M2trv1LSQ&t=27s

07 ranger manual
bilsteins
13psi
33"
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

scenic driving
3 days ago

nice drive, if you're looking for an off road trail this isn't it

off road driving
6 days ago

nice trail. did not feel nervous at all on any of the sections. some fun stretches, nice views were the loop connects. family had fun. Jeep lifted with 35s, fairly easy trail.

I ended up hiking up the road, because I didn't trust that my Ford Escape would have the clearance I need to get over the road. If you have a pickup truck, 4Runner, or Jeep though, you'll totally be fine. A ton of awesome campsites once you are up by the lake/loch.

The hike up the road isn't bad, but I don't think I would do it again. There was quite a bit of traffic going up the road, which I was walking on. Once up at the lake, I hiked up to the top of the waterfall which is definitely worth it. If I had been able to drive to the lake, I would have kept exploring the higher altitude lakes.

off road driving
7 days ago

Definitely a fun drive. Pretty rocky but most if it is easy. One or two sections that you might need a higher clearance vehicle for. I have a 3rd gen 4runner with a 2.5in lift so it wasn't hard. Loch Lomond lake is great and peaceful

off road driving
7 days ago

It wasn't anything special just a gravel road. There wasn't anywhere to stop and take pictures of the scenery.

hiking
7 days ago

If you don’t have a high clearance vehicle, trail begins at the gravel /rock road. Hiked this in July and one of my favorite hikes to date. beautiful change of scenery the whole way up. Lush greenery, views of mtns, rivers and of course the lake at the end

Great car camping trail with plenty of campsites