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Ice Lakes on a Stormy Day in July

This was a truly incredible hike! I would echo the comments that I read in the other tripadvisor... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2015
Jeff D
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Great trail if you are new to the area

The trailhead is located at the Mineral Creek Campgound and is one of the busier ones in the area... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2015
Tucson, Arizona
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High-altitude basins in Colorado's San Juans offer excellent hiking opportunities.
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

This was a truly incredible hike! I would echo the comments that I read in the other tripadvisor reviews before I took the hike myself (the views and scenery are absolutely incredible)! I will add a bit of info that was more specific to our...More

2  Thank Jeff D
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...More

Thank AZ_Happy_Trails
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...More

2  Thank lisalou63
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.

Thank JukeJointJimmy
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...More

5  Thank aerofaze
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.

1  Thank docfrank2013
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...More

1  Thank Debra R
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...More

12  Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 2 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.

1  Thank Lily M
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...More

2  Thank Jannut
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25 July 2015|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
If you park at the standard trailhead, across from South Mineral Campground, there shouldn't be an issue. If you park at the lesser used trailhead off Clear Lake Road, which cuts off several hundred feet of elevation gain... More