Backpack to Island Lake

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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.

Pack List

  • Backpack
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Camera
  • Warm Clothes
  • Water/ Food
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Activities:

Backpacking, Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Swimming

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

8 Miles

Elev. Gain:

3000 Feet

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Lake
Scenic
Swimming Hole
Wildflowers

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