Loch Lomond

Quick Info

Distance:
4.6 Miles
Route Type:
Out & Back
Nearest Town:
Empire, CO
Elevation Climb:
895 Feet
Difficulty Rating:
Not So Approachable
View Rating:
3.5 Stars
Distance:
4.6 Miles
Route Type:
Out & Back
Nearest Town:
Empire, CO
Elevation Climb:
895 Feet
Difficulty Rating
Not So Approachable
View Rating:
3.5 Stars

You know I love a hike to a lake! The lake itself is beautiful and offered incredible views of not just the lake, but the forest behind it. The hike up to the lake is exactly 2.3 miles and with an incline the entire way it’s a great workout!

This hike was a little unique because hikers share the path with off-roaders, so you have to move over to let the Jeeps & trucks make their way up to the lake. As someone who loves off-roading, it didn’t bother me to watch them make their way up the rocks, but if you’re looking for a hike that’s off the beaten path, you may want to skip this one. Speaking of rocks, it’s pretty rocky, so it was a little tough on the ankles – especially on the way back down! If you’ve done St. Mary’s Glacier up the road, it’s a very similar type of path but far less crowded.

The upside of the road as the path is that it’s great for social distancing! So often this summer I’ve had to go up and off the trail to give fellow hikers some space, but this one was incredibly easy to stay far apart and feel safe!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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