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Address: Silverton, CO
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High-altitude basins in Colorado's San Juans offer excellent hiking...

High-altitude basins in Colorado's San Juans offer excellent hiking opportunities.

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A must in july

One of my favorites hikes in this area. Go in July when the wildflowers are at peak and go early if you can to beat the rush. We started at 7:30 and only had one other couple... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

The trailhead is located at the Mineral Creek Campgound and is one of the busier ones in the area. At first it climbs up steeply through the trees, then up through the lower and upper ice lakes basins, and finally reaches Fuller Lake. The scenery is beautiful, with great views and superb wildflowers in season. A good trail for those... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015

One of my favorites hikes in this area. Go in July when the wildflowers are at peak and go early if you can to beat the rush. We started at 7:30 and only had one other couple infront of us. took us roundtrip 7 hours.Went to the top and had a great picnic. went up to fuller lake which is... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

This was the first hike we did after arriving in Colorado from sea level. We wanted a relatively easy hike before tackling some 14ers. I would call it a moderate hike. Ice lake is beautiful. Highly Recommended when in the area.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

If you don't like waterfalls, this is not the hike for you. If pristine, turquoise mountain lakes irritate you, you will find yourself supremely annoyed. If a mind-blowing abundance of mid-summer alpine wildflowers gives you stomachaches, pack some Tums. And finally, if you can't stand being ringed in by soaring, jagged, red and yellow peaks, I suggest you go elsewhere.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

When you get up to the first Lake the scenery is on par with Alaska and the Rockies. On June 8 the trails above the lake were blocked by snow except to the backcountry skier types.

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Sanger, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

Allow 4 hours, start early to avoid the thunderstorms and take a lunch and plenty of H2O! Oh, and don't forget the camera! Also, it is a great place to backpack and spend the night. Have done it several times and it is always an amazing experience. Have fun!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

If you are wanting to do a challenging and rewarding hike in Colorado, Ice Lake is the one. The lake, itself, is a stunning blue with a backdrop of gorgeous peaks covered by little bits of snow in the summer. I want to do this hike in June when there's even more snow, as the contrast of colors makes for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

This is nature @ its best. This trail is worth the steepness. Take lots of water and maybe a light lunch. It is gorgeous.

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Westfield MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

Ice Lakes in Silverton is by far the most beautiful hike I have ever been on. It is somewhat challenging, but the views are well worth it. If you make it to the lower lake, take a break and then keep on going. It's well worth the extra time it takes to make it to the top-30-45 minutes. Silverton is... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

Don't need a 4wheel drive to get to this trail head. The trail is well marked. The hike is moderate and good for all ages. If you want to get into the middle of the mountains quickly this is a good trail to take. Pack a lunch and bring a camera it is beautiful.

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