ALERT: Ice Lakes Trail is CLOSED. A fire was reported on the afternoon of October 19, 2020, west of Silverton, CO on the north side of the South Mineral Creek Road (FS585). The fire area includes the Ice Lakes Trail and the Clear Lake Road. Public entry into this area is prohibited for the safety of users.
San Juan National Forest Roads are closed seasonally to wheeled motorized vehicles to protect critical wildlife habitat and/or to prevent damage to road surfaces.
An alternative route to Lake Columbine, this out and back is generally above treeline with great views.
Velocity Basin is a cirque basin with a small turquoise lake at its base. At an elevation of 11,315 ft above sea level, it is accessed from CR 52 outside of Silverton.
Spud Lake a short and sweet family friendly high country trail open to hiking which ends at Spud Lake.
Divinity Flow Trail, or Purgatory Flow Trail, located at Purgatory Resort, is a 1.5-mile intermediate trail, and Durango’s longest downhill flow trail.
White Creek Trail is a difficult and scenic high country trail near Cunningham Gulch and Highland Mary Lakes trails.
Crater Lake is a beautiful 5.4-mile one way trail near Andrew’s Lake, popular for day hikes in the high country.
Deer Creek trail is a difficult, 4.6-mile trail that climbs steadily to meet Coal Creek, then Engineer Mountain Trail.