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Silver Lake Trail #1354, CO

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.75 miles
Trailhead Elevation 11,507 feet
Elevation Gain 497 feet
Accumulated Gain 497 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.41
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Sun  7:16am - 5:12pm
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Water
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3,676 ft
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The trail is moderate for hiking, and 0.6 mile in length.
The lake sits above timberline, just below Cottonwood Peak.

Only those experienced in 4-wheel driving should attempt to drive this road to the Silver Lake Trailhead.


ATV’S , motorcycles or hiking the road is recommended vs. a full sized 4-wheel drive vehicle.

The mileage from the bottom of the 4-wheel drive road to the Silver Lake trailhead is 7 miles.

Beginning elevation (bottom of 4-wheel drive road) is 8,400 feet and Silver lake is 11,900 feet.

Beware of driving this road in springtime, there are areas that might have drifted snow and icy spots. These areas are often in places where it is difficult to turn back or back down safely. Waiting until the road is dry and clear is safer and prevents further damage to the road.

Fishing success is fair at this lake.

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    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Lake Creek Road # 198, (turn west just outside of the town of Hillside) the road is dirt and in good condition for about the first 3 miles. At that point, there is a sign for the Lutheran Camp, the road then becomes steep and rocky and is only passable with a high-clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle. This road passes by Balman Reservoir and Rainbow Lake. Beyond Rainbow Lake, (if driving) extra caution should be taken as the road is narrow, rockier and becomes much more of a challenge to negotiate than the road to this point way to the end of the road). The lake is about ½ mile from the trailhead.
    page created by joebartels on Aug 13 2013 10:38 pm
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