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Ice Lake Colorado Hiking Trail Guide

I have been to Ice Lake Basin in Silverton, Colorado, at least ten times. Living in Durango for six years allowed me to explore the San Juan Mountains. And this is one of my all-time favorite hikes in the area. Every time I take someone new up with me, it is a whole different experience. Not very many people know this, but there are a few other alpine lakes up by Ice Lake. My favorite next to Ice Lake is called Island Lake. Over the years, I’ve camped along the trail, the base, as well as made day trips. Each time I learn more about the trail and its surroundings. Being in the backcountry is always unpredictable, so it’s best to come prepared. I’ve been poured on and seen crisp blue days. Al

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