Added by Nick Souvall
A long yet rewarding hike to many beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and mountain views. At Ice Lake you'll see some of the bluest water around, and at Island Lake, one of the most unique lake formations in Colorado.
From the Ice Lakes basin Trailhead, this 8 mile round trip trail with 3000 feet of elevation gain will bring you to the Ice Lakes Basin with an abundance of beautiful lakes, especially Island Lake and Ice Lake. We camped on a little shelf above Island Lake, but you can camp anywhere you find a nice spot. The views are endless so anywhere you camp is going to be great.
- Sleeping Bag
- Warm Clothes
- Water/ Food
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Backpacking, Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Swimming
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