Good weather was expected all day so I planned a big hike including James Peak, Bancroft, Parry Peak, Pt. Directions to Loch Lomond. Find the travel option that best suits you. Because of our suggested descent, even though the overall mileage and elevation gain are on the low side, we would recommend this route mostly for younger teenagers and older who have some proven ability on Class 2+ terrain. The first third of a mile goes easily on mostly tundra, then the ridge begins to drop more seriously where you will begin to encounter more rocky sections that will require some maneuvering around to find the best way through, especially as you near the James-Bancroft saddle. Definitely recommend! Drive approximately 8.4 miles and turn left onto Alice Road. Along the way, you pass through dense forest, creeks, meadows and wildflowers. Accessing this route requires high clearance 4WD. James Peak via Loch Lomond So it's not quite 14,000 feet. Hands down, one of my spots with the most majestic of views! Drove 4x4 road to within about .5mi of the lake. 4x4s can park at Loch Lomond, shortening the trip. To the north you could see Lake Granby, Longs Peak, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Park here off … Less than 30 mins to Continental Divide Trail, Loch Lomond Lake and James Peak. I started at 7:30, reached the summit at 9:45, and got back to the car just after noon. Too late in the season for many wildflowers. To the north you could see Lake Granby, Longs Peak, and Rocky Mountain National Park. The views were spectacular in all directions. Fantastic mountain range views and great wildflowers in the basin while making the approach to James Peak. Loch Lomond (access from town of Alice) The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail follows this road before entering the James Peak Wilderness Area You must ferry off-road vehicles to trail. Peak Summary. desainme Voted on Oct 21, 2007 8:24 pm Vote: 10/10. Parking on Alice Rd seemed like a bad idea. Continue north into Alice and turn left onto Alice Road. This descent left a long-lasting impression on us. Once you gain the east end of the lake, the terrain changes over to tundra. For updates, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/recarea/?recid=28484 This is the same road that leads up to the well-known St. Mary's Lake and Glacier. Additional Parents; Loch Lomond and James Peak; Votes; Votes. No snow on the initial summit, a little on the trail to the North, but no issues. James Peak via Loch Lomond is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Loch Lomond Dam via Steuart Road . Looks close, doesn't it? Wild flowers, tiny waterfall, mixed terrain, it’s a great trail. This will take you back  west and SW  for a short distance. Loch Lomond was pretty from above, but the road to it means ATVs and cars with access made it a shitshow. The trail from the tundra basin heads up parallel with the ridge and cuts north just before mile 4. Trail Length: 9.52 miles (roundtrip) Trailhead Elevation: 10,373’ James Peak Summit: 13,152’ Elevation Gain: +2,909’ Trailhead Location: From I-70, exit #238 for St Mary’s – Alice – Fall River Road.From the exit ramp, turn north on CR 275 and drive 9.2 miles to the St Mary’s Glacier Trailhead on the left (west) side of the road. According to one site that rates 4WD roads, FR 701.1 is "suitable for stock, high-clearance 4WD sport utility vehicles. Our combined memories recall that the drive back to the Loch was slow enough to make you reconsider if the drive was worth the effort versus hiking by another route. Boydie Voted on Oct 16, 2007 12:22 pm Vote: 10/10. Accessing this route requires high clearance 4WD. This will take you to Loch Lomond. Rate this Adventure 4.6 miles 948 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail Save Add Review Get Directions Add Photo. There is a lower and upper gate on this road that are seasonally locked. Send PM about this vote. The three we suggest here are all Class 2, with our primary route offering some Class 2+ work on the descent. Within 18 miles to I-70, close to shopping, dining in Idaho Springs. This is a moderate one way trail to Loch Lomond Dam in Arapaho National Forest. Peak Summary. But it does reward you with some fantastic 14er level views without the 14er crowds. Access from Alice on 4 wheel drive trail called the Kingston Peak trail, 353 beliive is the number. Be sure you have some kind of camera. There are two ways to get to Bill Moore Lake, many people drive their OHVs along a series of forest service roads, however, the more scenic way to reach the lake is via the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. The flats leading west to James Peak. Hike at your own risk. After about three and half hours of hiking with stops we made it to the top! You’ll come across a wooden sign on a tree pointing to Loch Lomond and James Peak. Posts about James Peak written by linhartb. The views were spectacular in all directions. NO HOA/POA! Hike to Loch Lomond. That descent takes you by the upper lakes in the Loch Lomond chain of lakes. Believe me, you will earn this summit. Some snow at the top. The other two suggestions can be accessed by passenger car. Send PM about this vote. 5 miles RT with 1,000 Feet elevation gain. James Peak via Saint Mary's Glacier RECOMMENDED ROUTE. The previous reviews don’t make it out to be much, but if you can get past the idea of walking on a road for 2 miles to the lake the rest is just gorgeous. This is a moderate one way trail to Loch Lomond Dam in Arapaho National Forest. It is a 1 mile from the parking area to James Peak lake on the trail to the west, Trail 804 I think. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and fishing. Loch Lomond is another great option to explore in this area. That descent takes you by the upper lakes in the Loch Lomond chain of lakes. Elevation gain was steady and easy up to the lake, from the lake it’s a climb! From the trailhead, there is a moderate incline until you come out above the glacier. — WaxDr • Jul 30, 2016 "Jeeped into Loch Lomond the day before and set up camp. The three we suggest here are all Class 2, with our primary route offering some Class 2+ work on the descent. Accessing this route requires high clearance 4WD. Breckinridge Peak and Mount Flora via North Empire Creek, Red Elephant Hill to Empire Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY], Rogers Pass Lake via South Boulder Creek Trail, James Peak North East Ridge via Little Echo Lake, Arapaho Lakes via Rogers Pass Trail and Forest Lakes Trail, Continental Divide: Loch Lomond to Berthoud Pass, Kingston Spur East via St. Mary's Glacier [CLOSED], https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/recarea/?recid=28484. Soon, the Continental Divide Trail will come in from the right. The cheapest way to get from Peak District National Park to Loch Lomond costs only £53, and the quickest way takes just 4¾ hours. James Peak via Saint Mary's Glacier RECOMMENDED ROUTE. 4 reviews | | EASY #94 hike out of 195 in Arapaho National Forest | EASY. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until September. Lots of overlooks on the left side as you are climbing up. At Ice Lake, hiking around either the north or south side of the lake is not easy due to boulder talus, talus and rubble. It was pretty rough but made it with my Santa Fe although I would not recommend doing it without a higher/better awd vehicle. The Loch Lomond route to James Peak is a fairly steep ascent to the summit of a very prominent Continental Divide 13'er. Hiked 9/14. Please note that our ascent of James Peak was our first 13er, and even pre-dated our completion of all the 14ers. After over six miles miles, the road makes a second, abrupt switchback to leave the Fall River drainage and climb up to St. Mary's Lake and Alice. FS 2016 map shows routes for James Peak, Parry peak, Mt. The upper lakes were seldom visited and had a nice wilderness feeling even though you were under 2 hours from the bustling metropolises. Follow Fall River Road for about 8.4 miles and turn left onto Alice Road. The other two suggestions can be accessed by passenger car. Mostly comfortably passable with a 4Runner. As you head up the east face of James peak you will see Loch Lomond, Reynolds Lake, Stuart Lake, Ohman Lake, and Ice Lake. Just be sure you've driven far enough back to be away from any private property concerns. James Peak is a popular summer hike with several route possibilities. The views of the Continental Divide are tremendous and the Loch itself is spectacular. James Peak is a popular summer hike with several route possibilities. take your time on this descent. Its not an easy hike by any means - once you get past the lower lake it crams 2,200 ft of elevation gain into just a couple of miles. Eva and Mt. A final push over two false summits levels on the large summit of James Peak (4.15 miles : 12,295'). Left car a little after 6:30; there were very few people at the Loch. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until September. Loch Lomond is another great option to explore in this area. We've done this hike before and it was amazing. On the way down from the peak, more people began to appear, but this is a relatively lightly trafficked 13er. Evans, Bierstadt, and Gray's and Torreys to the south. City power is on the road. There will be a wooden sign on a tree pointing to Loch Lomen (wrong spelling) and James Peak. Los 4x4 pueden estacionarse en Loch Lomond, acortando el viaje. For a while, it hangs close to the south edge of the broad east ridge of James, offering views back down into the Loch and of the other higher lakes. drove the road to Loch Lomond to start from there (kids wouldn’t of made it all the way otherwise). Added by ... James Peak is one of 76 13,000'+ peaks in Colorado's front range. Er führt entlang eines Sees und Also can access from Rollinsville to Toland and then south on 4N to 176. Send PM about this vote. Tried to do this hike today but there are signs posted everywhere that the hike is closed...$5,000 fine...so we turned around. 11,704, Kingston Peak, and Fox Mountain." Evans, Bierstadt, and Gray's and Torreys to the south. Beautiful hike with some incredible views. The three we suggest here are all Class 2, with our primary route offering some Class 2+ work on the descent. I think most vehicles with good clearance can make it. Este sendero sigue un sendero 4x4 hasta Loch Lomond, luego se conecta al sendero principal James Peak. link Copy Link. Before you reach the summit of James Peak you will pass two false summits. The Top of James Peak. Buyer will need to drill a well and install septic for utilities if want to build a house/cabin. Then I hiked down to Loch Lomond, and took the road back to the car. The summit area is large, flat and easy to explore. The northeast fork goes a short distance to the road to Loch Lomond, if you head west (left) on the road you will come back to where the other branch of the trail crosses the road. This trail follows a 4x4 trail to Loch Lomond, then connects to the main James Peak Trail. The three we suggest here are all Class 2, with our primary route offering some Class 2+ work on the descent. Most any route to James Peak on a summer weekend will find numerous other hikers. Les 4x4 peuvent se garer au Loch Lomond, ce qui raccourcit le voyage. « PREV NEXT ... James Peak via Continental Divide Trail(Album) « PREV: Viewing #4 of 41 GALLERY. Note: As of November 2020, the upper and lower gates are both closed for the season. Stroll along the romantic shores of this breathtaking stretch of water immortalised in the classic song The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. ... As you ascend the trail you'll come into view of Loch Lomond, Ice Lake, Mt. After 400 feet of gain, the trail will turn more to the west and begin the long trek toward the summit of James Peak. The final drop to the saddle will be the most difficult part of this descent, along with the 400 ft. trip down the slope to Ice Lake. The trail from the tundra basin heads up parallel with the ridge and cuts north just before mile 4. Maneuver about for a revealing look down the Loch Lomond and Mammoth Gulch drainages, and over the vast tundra flat through which you traveled to reach the base of James Peak. there are 2 lakes at James Peak. Start at 10,295 and Loch Lomond is … After  a while, the CD trail will leave the edge of the ridge, head up the middle of the main east ridge and then wander over to the north edge of the same ridge offering nice views towards James Peak Lake. The other two suggestions can be accessed by passenger car. Very exposed the majority of the way up. ... almost to the summit. Assuming you've arrived at Loch Lomond without losing your oil pan or damaging your vehicle too much, walk to the north end of the dam and locate a trail that heads uphill in a northward direction. © 2020 The Climbing Cooneys. There are also some low willows and other low-growing evergreens to avoid at times. Viewing: 1-3 of 3. Sun, Jan 27, 2019, 9:30 AM: Let's head up a little past Idaho Springs and snowshoe hike Loch Lomond.Approx. Loch Lomond and Upper Lakes [CLOSED] is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Finish out the ascent to the summit. It's all part of the route-finding fun. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/james-peak-trail After about three and half hours of hiking with stops we made it to the top! From I-70, west of Idaho Springs, take exit 238 for the Fall River Road/CR 275. ... As you ascend the trail you'll come into view of Loch Lomond, Ice Lake, Mt. Decline wasn’t too bad, rocky, but at least it wasn’t lose gravel. When we lived on the Front Range, this was probably our favorite hiking location. The coordinates for the summit are N39 51.122, W105 41.437. Before you reach the summit of James Peak you will pass two false summits. From I-70 westbound, take the Fall River Road exit #238 towards St. Mary’s/Alice Road. Walked to James Peak summit, down another trail north for ~1 mi, back to the peak and then home. Our fund raising campaign has come to a close. Links to other information, routes & trip reports for this peak that may be helpful. View of James Peak with Loch Lomond at its base. This trail goes by Stewart Lake Dam. The coordinates for the summit are N39 51.122, W105 41.437. This road becomes FR 701.1. James Peak via Continental Divide Trail. The views along the this section of the route were my favorite. Stay on Alice road, past a few intersections, and at 1.1 miles, look to the right for the rocky Forest Service Road 7011. James Peak via Loch Lomond [CLOSED] is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. As you begin the drop from Ice Lake to Ohman Lake, roughly follow the drainage. Once at the peak, it provides a great 360-degree view of the Front Range mountains. I saw fewer than ten people climbing James Peak, but there were a whole lotta vehicles parked all along the road to Loch Lomond. Accessing this route requires high clearance 4WD. Bill Moore Lake is a beautiful alpine lake nestled against the high peaks of the Continental Divide on the eastern edge of the James Peak Wilderness Area. Access all the way to the Loch according to the Arapaho NF site is generally closed from mid-October to mid- July. Loch Lomond is a wonderful destination and well worth the 2.5 mile hike up the Jeep road. That descent takes you by the upper lakes in the Loch Lomond chain of lakes. Continue westward for a while, still following close to the south edge of the ridge, enjoying the spectacular view. Peak Summary. The road follows the Fall River in a generally NW direction. Loch Lomond is a wonderful destination and well worth the 2.5 mile hike up the Jeep road. James Peak is a popular summer hike with several route possibilities. Camping and Backpacking Information Before setting out , it's highly recommended that you contact the Clear Creek Ranger District (303.567.3000) for the latest trail conditions and access restrictions. We have done the best we can to update our information, but you would do well to check on other sites. The trail will cut through some willows, cross some rocky rubble and then continue north through some more willows before breaking out onto tundra/grass terrain. That descent takes you by the upper lakes in the Loch Lomond chain of lakes. All rights reserved. The next mile is through tundra, entering James Peak Wilderness. This road is closed off with a Forest Service gate from October 15th through July 1sth for erosion control.Kingston Peak (access up Fall River Road to York Gulch). Ce sentier suit un sentier 4x4 jusqu'au Loch Lomond, puis se connecte au sentier principal de James Peak. Posts about James Peak written by linhartb. Good weather was expected all day so I planned a big hike including James Peak, Bancroft, Parry Peak, Pt. On the way back to Loch Lomond on Steuart Road you can find some dispersed, primitive campsites. This paved county road 275 ends in the vicinity of a mountain village called "Alice," mostly a collection of summer cabins, etc. Some gusts of wind but there are wind blocks at the top which are nice to hunker behind to take photos or eat a snack. James Peak is a popular summer hike with several route possibilities. We would say the main advantage of this route is the visit to the upper lakes above the Loch. On your way up to the peak you will pass St. Mary's Glacier. We chose the south side and had to cross some significant boulder talus areas. James Peak is a popular summer hike with several route possibilities. This is a easy one way trail to Loch Lomond Dam in Arapaho National Forest. United States › Colorado › Arapaho National Forest › Loch Lomond Dam via Steuart Road. Nice 13er. I ultimately started from St. Mary’s and it was a really great hike. Flora, Bancroft, Perry, and Eva, as well as Mt. This mountain serves as the intersection of Gilpin, Clear Creek, and Grand counties, and the views on the trip up are almost as rewarding as the views from the summit itself. Ice Lake and Loch Lomond below were incredibly scenic and … At Ohman and Stewart Lakes, you should be able to locate a good trail which can then be followed back down to Loch Lomond, ending on the SSE corner of the reservoir. View of James Peak with Loch Lomond at its base. Trail Length: 9.52 miles (roundtrip) Trailhead Elevation: 10,373’ James Peak Summit: 13,152’ Elevation Gain: +2,909’ Trailhead Location: From I-70, exit #238 for St Mary’s – Alice – Fall River Road.From the exit ramp, turn north on CR 275 and drive 9.2 miles to the St Mary’s Glacier Trailhead on the left (west) side of the road. The rivers were flowing very nicely. For the descent: This is the best part of our proposed route. — WaxDr • Jul 30, 2016 "Jeeped into Loch Lomond the day before and set up camp. Reasonably steep ascents, but no scrambling. The entire hike goes easily on Class 2 tundra terrain with some rocky sections, not of prolonged duration. Accessing this route requires high clearance 4WD. I saw a Forester head up the 4x4 road and it seemed fine. I had no issues parking on the side of Alice road. The three we suggest here are all Class 2, with our primary route offering some Class 2+ work on the descent. As you drop to each successive lake, there will be waterfalls and cascades. In person this scene was really much better than this photo (...you really had to be there). Accessing this route requires high clearance 4WD. There is copious amounts of “No Parking” signs all up and down the road. This is it! Hardly any shade so be prepared to be exposed. There will be rocky outcrops and tundra benches to work your way down. Arrived 7AM, not at all busy on the way up, and only moderate traffic coming up when I was on the way down. That descent takes you by the upper lakes in the Loch Lomond chain of lakes. Solid incline. Length 9.3 mi Elevation gain 3,011 ft Route type Out & Back The James Peak Wilderness offers some amazing views and great opportunities for backpacking. James Peak is a popular summer hike with several route possibilities. The views of the Continental Divide are tremendous and the Loch itself is spectacular. ... Steuart Lake and Loch Lomond. As you head up the east face of James peak you will see Loch Lomond, Reynolds Lake, Stuart Lake, Ohman Lake, and Ice Lake. Loch Lomond is a great base to tour the lower western areas of Scotland giving easy access to some of the prettiest places in the UK.The other good thing is that you can reach the shores of the loch in around 5hrs from our base in Belper.. Where to Stay. The three we suggest here are all Class 2, with our primary route offering some Class 2+ work on the descent. 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