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Ice Lake Basin Trail

Silverton, CO

Ice Lake Basin Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Silverton, CO that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Ice Lake Basin Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Is there snow or it dry up? I'm going next week to hike here ???

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Alpine Loop Back Country Byway
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28 Completed 7 Reviews

Stunning views. It was a bit more difficult that I had bargained for but manageable. Long stretches of shelf road and some rock obstacles when I drove it. Much more difficult thank Yankee Boy Basin or Alta Lakes. You can avoid the harder stretches by avoiding the section that goes to Ouray. Advise airing down.

Beautiful Alpine basins.

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Ice Lake Basin Trail
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40 Completed 23 Reviews

Loved this trail! surrounded by rockies. the glacier water was freezing! Went with Lyons.

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Spud Lake
by C Bates

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Took the puppy and had a nice afternoon of it.

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Ice Lake Basin Trail
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33 Completed 12 Reviews

Definately one of the hardest hikes I've done, but the most rewarding. We ran across locals who do it once a week. We made it to Ice Lake in about 3-4 hours, and back down in a little over 2 hours. You'll feel it in your lungs before you feel it in your legs. This hike offers some of the most beautiful scenery including a waterfall shortly into the hike and then again if you look back over middle basin once you make the final climb to Ice Lake. But even those don't compare to how you'll feel when you reach the clear blue water. We stayed by the water for awhile and watched it change different shades of blue depending on what the sun/clouds were doing. Everyone at the lake was friendly and we threw balls into the water for the dogs to fetch. I hiked this in September of 2015 and it was 30 degrees or so. But the hike had us peeling our layers off and by the end we were in tank tops as it was sunny and hot. I'd definately recommend doing this when you know it'll be sunny to get the full effect of the lake. An overcast sky would dull it. If you reach Ice Lake and want another challenge...continue hiking up to the other lakes.

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Spud Lake
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9 Completed 9 Reviews

One of my favorite hikes in the area.
I've hiked there in the summer and enjoy swimming in the frigid waters.
There's some great campsites on the northwest end of the lake that offer great vistas of the Twilight mountains.
I also bushwhacked my way there a few weeks ago and the road was impassable a few miles down from the trailhead.
The trail itself was buried under a few feet of snow, but it made for a fun adventure following the great Mt. Spudnick!
Great, easy hiking in the summer for all ages.

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Molas Lake To Amimas River
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Molas Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful. We stepped off onto the colorado trail for a bit and found a huge waterfall

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Ice Lake Basin Trail
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Ice Lake Basin Trail
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