Loch Lomond

Camp, fish and hike along this short drive.

Total Miles
2.3

Elevation

3421.81 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

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Trail Overview

Drive along a mountain stream, and enjoy the wildflowers as you make your way to the amazing lake at the top of this trail. Camping is available in designated spots, and there are waterfalls and other lakes to hike to.

Difficulty

Moderate. Road starts easy but gradually gets steeper with more embedded rock. Most high-clearance, 4-wheel-drive SUVs can manage this route, but careful tire placement may be needed, depending on clearance.

History

Loch' is the Scottish word for 'Lake.' We are assuming Colorado's Loch Lomond is named after the more famous Loch Lomond in Scotland. Scotland's Loch Lomond is much larger, measuring 24 miles in length and 600 feet deep. It is a popular national park and recreation area close to Glasgow. Both Colorado and Scotland lakes share a natural beauty against a backdrop of towering mountains.

Technical Rating

4

Access Description

Take I-70 west from Denver to Fall River Road, Exit 238, just past Idaho Springs. Drive north 8.3 miles to Alice Road on the left, marked by mailboxes. Stay on Alice Road as it heads west, then south. Turn right on Steuart Road at 0.9 mile.