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Loch Lomond (#701.1)

Intermediate
 4.1 (13) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This snow-covered 4WD road leads to a cluster of pristine alpine lakes at the base of Mount Bancroft.


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Map Key

4.7

Miles

7.6

KM

Out and Back

11,200' 3,414 m

High

10,352' 3,155 m

Low

870' 265 m

Up

870' 265 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features Lake · Views · Wildlife

This trail is for winter use only when snow covered.

Overview

This snow trail follows along 4-wheel-drive Steuart Road, leading from the town of St. Mary's to Loch Lomond. Accompanying Loch Lomond are five other alpine lakes of varying elevation—Lake Caroline, Reynolds Lake, Steuart Lake, Ohman Lake, and Ice Lake, which lies just below James Peak.

Need to Know

The lake can be very windy in the winter so come prepared to make the hike most enjoyable.

Description

Start by parking along the east side of Alice Road. The road is usually plowed, making the start of the hike easy to spot. Following the road is fairly straightforward when snowy as it's bordered by pine trees on the right and a gulch on the left. Pass through several road gates and continue ascending toward Loch Lomond.

After reaching the end of the trail, you can gain great views of Loch Lomond by continuing higher to any of its neighboring lakes.

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Shared By:

Brian Huber

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 13 votes

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in St. Mary's

#2328

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  4.1 from 13 votes
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#1

in St. Mary's

#321

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#2,328

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Photos

Witter Peak and 13er Mount Eva as seen from the approach to Loch Lomond.
Feb 18, 2018 near Georgetown, CO
Snow blowing off the peaks above Loch Lomond.
Feb 18, 2018 near Winter…, CO
Snow-covered Steuart Road leading up to Loch Lomond.
Feb 18, 2018 near Georgetown, CO

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Feb 13, 2021
JJ Folsom
Great skin in, peaceful in the trees but very windy at the lake, we were able to make some downhill turns just west of the lake back to the trail
Jan 26, 2021
Derek Coleman
Aug 13, 2020
Markus T
Aug 11, 2020
Matthew McCarthy
Jul 12, 2020
Kathryn Clark
Jun 27, 2020
Lily Douglas
great trail overall! beautiful lake and views along the way. however, most of the way there are 4wd vehicles tearing up and down the road, too. :(
Jun 21, 2020
Mike Kruger
with Andersons. so beautiful 4.7mi — 4h 30m
Jun 20, 2020
Mike Sanders