Ice Lake

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Distance

6.8 Miles

Route Type

Out and Back

Difficulty

Moderate

Ascent

2,440 ft.

Highest Elevation

12,300ft.

Overview

An easy trek to crystal blue waters surrounded by jagged peaks, this hike is sure to be a Colorado favorite.

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Ice Lake Walkthrough

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How to Run Ice Lake

How to Run Ice Lake



The trail starts on a moderate uphill grade. You’ll be in and out of pine trees for the first mile, and pass through an avalanche chute. Keep an eye out for a waterfall at the top of the avalanche chute! When you reach the waterfall a short distance later, do not cross over it – this is not on trail.

After rising above treeline, the trail stays similarly steep, but colorful rocks and numerous wildflower fields will start to pop up as you get higher.

Cross a couple of streams around mile 2.5/11,500ft, and enter a steeper, rockier section of trail for the next couple hundred yards.

Deep blue/purple waters await at the lake.

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