Ice Lakes in Silverton is by far the most beautiful hike I have ever been on. It is somewhat challenging, but the views are well worth it. If you make it to the lower lake, take a break and then keep on going. It's well worth the extra time it takes to make it to the top-30-45 minutes.
Silverton is my favorite town in Colorado, also. Try camping at Molas Lake, hanging out in town for a day, enjoying the best that Colorado has to offer.
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