Ice Lake Basin

Silverton, CO
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Ice Lakes trail has two common destinations, lower and upper. The upper basin is surrounded by awesome peaks. Vermillion, Fuller, Pilot knob and Golden Horn are climbed from this basin. Amazing blue/green lakes, late season wildflowers, moderately strenuous hike to creekfalls and waterfalls too.

Go north of Silverton on Hwy. 550 to Mineral Creek Rd.,turn left and follow it to the Mineral Creek Campground, where the Trailhead is located.

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115 Completed 47 Reviews

So far, this is my favorite hike in Colorado, and I've been on a lot of hikes. The scenery,wildflowers,lakes and waterfalls are some of the best in this great state. There are 4 lakes you can hike to, my favorites,upper Ice Lake and Island Lake.The lakes are a awesome turquoise color,and the San Juan mountains are black and maroon, with green grasses, just awesome!!! It does't get any better!!! You've got to hike this trail.

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13 Completed 8 Reviews

The elevation change on the ascent is very steep, but it's totally worth it once you reach the summit.

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Was amazing and so worth it!

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Amazing trail. My brother, 12 year old daughter, 10 year old son, and I hiked it in aug, 2010. Only me and my daughter were brave (or stupid) enough to jump in the lake.

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a very good hike. my legs hurt the for two days after. the view was amazing. good to go with a hiking buddy. I even seen some people RUN that trail. insane! it took me 7 hours to hike this. totally worth your time n effort.

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Good beginner hike. Best to take a couple days, spend some time on top and see all the lakes. Fullers the only one with fish in it and its on the very top. Its with the trip.

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13 Completed 8 Reviews

Don't go there, the views are terrible, the hike is ridiculously boring. No reason to go there.

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Marjorie Montiel

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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Beautiful. Views are amazing and the lake is well worth the mileage :)

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This is a beautiful hike and there are so many options once you get up into the basin. There are multiple trails and lakes to see and you can also link this trail to others. Island lake is beautiful and less people head off the main trail.

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