Silverton Backpacking To Ice Lakes

Jul 7, 2010. Upper and Lower Ice Lake Basin Hike ~7 miles ~2200 ft elevation gain ~4.5 hours hiking. Ice Lakes Basin is a popular hike off of Mineral Creek Rd. just north of Silverton, and with good reason: for an easy to moderate effort, one can be surrounded by absolutely sublime beauty. A couple miles north of.

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Jul 29, 2016. After visiting Ice Lake Basin in August of 2013, I knew that I had to return to the area to photograph the wildflowers there at peak season (mid-July). After moving back to Colorado in November of 2015, I knew that one of my first destinations would be the Ice Lake Basin area. I also wanted to get my wife into.

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Did you know that many passengers utilize the Durango & Silverton Railroad to access the San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness? Backpacking, day hikes and.

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May 30, 2016. May 24, 2016. I was never one for the cold or snow, which was a big reason why I left Minnesota. So, I never thought I would be doing an 8 mile hike at 12,000 feet in the snow and have it be one of the best experiences ever. I had read reviews about hiking to Ice Lake and Island Lake. I saw the beautiful.

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As of this writing, the ice is at least 6-8 inches thick around the edges, but it does get thinner toward the middle. I wouldn’t recommend taking snowmobiles out just yet. I received two detailed reports from the north end of the lake, one near.

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Dec 19, 2016. Hiking the Ice Lakes TrailOur San Juan National Forest hidden gem is Island Lake, which is one of four amazingly incandescent bodies of glacial water (Ice, Clear and Fuller lakes are the other three) that can be found in the Upper Ice Lake Basin near the town of Silverton. Island Lake surely got its name.

As of this writing, the ice is at least 6-8 inches thick around the edges, but it does get thinner toward the middle. I wouldn’t recommend taking snowmobiles out just yet. I received two detailed reports from the north end of the lake, one near.

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Feb 12, 2017. If you like lakes and waterfalls, add Ice, Fuller and Island lakes to you “to do” list. The trailhead is just a few miles from Silverton and the basin is amazing. However, the hike is not easy. Expect about 3,000 feet of elevation gain in 10.2 miles. The hike begins across from the South Mineral Campground.

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Sep 4, 2013. With hundreds of miles of beautiful trail to explore, including the famous Colorado Trail, it was challenging to pick just one hike. Ice lake lured us in with the promise of pristine, caribbean blue waters amid throngs of 13ers. To reach the Ice lake Trailhead, we followed 550 north out of Silverton for about 2.

Dec 2, 2017. San Juan National Forest, Silverton, Colorado. – For us midwestern flat-earthers, the Ice Lake Basin Trail was a hell of a hike. One of the toughest I've done. 8 miles round trip and gains ~2,500' of elevation to over 12,000' at the top. Arriving at the trailhead later than we hoped, we knew daylight would be an.

This popular seven mile out-and-back accessed from the quaint town of Silverton is mountain running at its finest. Sapphire lakes flanked by towering peaks, mountain tundra blanketed with wildflowers and waterfalls adorning the trail all add up to a run you will remember for the rest of your life.

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Island Lake is located just north of Ice Lake in the San Juan National Forest near Silverton, Colorado. The lake sits in a basin at the foot of Ulysses S. Grant Peak ( 13,767). Island Lake is often hiked in combination with Ice Lake and Fuller Lake but due to its unique beauty it is also hiked by itself as a primary destination.

Oct 2, 2013. Overnight backpacking with our 12 year old dog up to Ice Basin Lake near Silverton, Colorado was not a quick trip, but a very memorable one. Adventure lifestyle.

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Mar 23, 2014. The hike to Ice Lake was the highlight of our July 2013 trip to Colorado. It is the hardest hike we've done so far and the highest altitude that we've hiked to. The trail head begins at South Mineral Campground near Silverton, Colorado at an altitude of about 9,800 ft. There is ample parking near the trail head.

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May 25, 2015. For local explorers, the hike near Silverton, Colorado to Ice Lake Basin is a favorite for its beauty and its gorgeous wildflower and waterfall access. This is a strenuous hike unless you're fairly in shape. I did this with a few friends that were visiting from sea level and they found it very challenging but.

Majestic views of the Grenadier range are yours on this loop hike in the western Weminuche near the town of Silverton. The trail ascends above treeline to several.

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Independence Lake in the Monte Cristo area is a delightful destination any summer day. You could save it for July Fourth, but you don’t have to. (The lake was named for the town of Silverton. Lake is a short and easy hike that everyone.

Oct 15, 2012. Fresh snow at Ice Lakes Basin in October – San Juan Mountains, Colorado.

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Ice Lakes. Forest: San Juan National Forest. District: Columbine Ranger District. Description: Ice Lakes Basin is at the headwaters of Mineral Creek outside of Silverton, Colorado. Through a stunning array of alpine wildflowers, the Ice Lakes trail winds through old growth forest, sub alpine meadows, and up to alpine tundra.

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There were reports of 2 inches of clear ice and some slushy stuff on top, so use caution. Lee Weber in Derby reports that ice fishermen continue to head out on.

The light snowfalls amounts in the San Juan Mountains this November provided a good opportunity for me to do a quick overnight backpacking trip to Ice Lakes Basin, near Silverton, Colorado. This spectacular basin is a popular location for summertime hiking, but not many people visit in the snow. This previous week there.

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