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Ice Lake Basin

Silverton, CO

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.

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MOLAS LAKE TO AMIMAS RIVER TRAIL
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116 Completed 105 Reviews

I hiked over to get great views of the Grenadiers Mountains. Waterfall and Molas creek nest to trail.June 1999.

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Crater Lake Trail
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116 Completed 105 Reviews

Hiking this trail,was great. Plenty of mountain scenery.It's wide open,andcan camp almost anywhere. Same lake on the way would be one great place to camp,unless you can backpack all the way to Cater lake. Then from the lake you can do a lot of back country hiking.2004-06-07

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Colorado Trail
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116 Completed 105 Reviews

Favorite place to camp and backpack.Picture # 8,10 is where I camped . Wide open ,next to trees.Early morning pictures 11,12. When I woke up I looked out into the valley and Elk were running through the grass. Sunny every day,great hiking.1999,june

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Highland Mary Trail
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116 Completed 105 Reviews

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Ice Lake Basin
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

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Potato Lake Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Alpine Loop Back Country Byway
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71 Completed 30 Reviews

Awesome drive.

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Silverton to Animas Forks Ghost Town
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71 Completed 30 Reviews

Great drive and cool place to visit!!

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Spud Lake
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

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Potato Lake Trail
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18 Completed 6 Reviews

This is the same Trail and Destination as the "Spud Lake Trail".
(Here is my Review posted for "Spud Lake Trail")
This is a very nice Quick / Short Hike, which serves as a good High Altitude "Intro Hike" for those not used to the thinner 9500+ air. The moderate altitude gain is spread throughout the trail, most of which is shaded but with interesting views of the surrounding Aspens as well as numerous Beaver Ponds and the exposed granite of Spud Hill and the Twilight Peaks. The destination - Spud Lake - is of decent size and very picturesque, with a 15-20min trail circumnavigating it. There are a number of primitive dispersed picnic / camping spots with crude fire rings. And the lake is deep enough, and fresh enough, to entice most hikers into the water. (This hike is also a reasonable destination during the Summer Monsoon weather, as it has no exposed ridgelines to worry about lightning or high winds.)

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