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After our first visit to San Juan National Forest region last year when we hiked to Hope Lake, we were mesmerized by the scenic beauty & here we were exactly a year later on our way to Ice Lake. Given it was a long weekend,...More
I found the reviews on here to be helpful when making my decision to go, so I figured I would write one. We arrived very early in the morning, to take our time up the hike. Honestly, I didn't realize HOW steep the climb is...More
This Trail is excellent and a beautiful place to hike. If you go all the way to the Upper Ice Lake,it becomes rather treacherous just before the end because of how steep and Rocky it is. But it is worth it.
If you're doing lower...More
This hike is not for the faint of heart as you will travel several miles along with a lot of elevation gain to get to the treasured Ice Lake and/or Island Lake. Either way it is well worth the effort! Be warned though if you...More
Great hike. Please be aware the parking is limited. Arrive early to get a parking spot. If you arrive and there are not parking spots, please do not park in meadows or along the road. Wait for a parking spot to open or choose to...More
Drove 2 1/2 hours to hike this trail July 12th at 8 months pregnant. As a flat lander, and pregnant, this was a challenging hike but so worth it. We did an easy hike as well as a moderate hike in the days prior to...More
We did this hike on day 2 of vacation, coming from sea level. This was a hard, strenuous hike for all of us, 2 adults, 2 teens. I think part of the issue was not being acclimated as I think we were getting symptoms of...More
This hike is an endurance hike as it is a steady climb up. When you reach lower Ice Lake you are on level ground for about a mile. Then you begin the climb to Upper Ice Lake. The views on the trail are beautiful with...More
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Yes the hike is ok to do in Oct. Remember that temperatures will be cold compared to other places. Dress in layers. Check the weather before you go as rain at lower elevations can be snow around the lakes. In October you... More
Yes the hike is ok to do in Oct. Remember that temperatures will be cold compared to other places. Dress in layers. Check the weather before you go as rain at lower elevations can be snow around the lakes. In October you will be past the peak of colors and most of the aspens will have already dropped their leaves.
Last, remember that for every thousand feet you go up in elevation you loose roughly 5 degrees of temperature, thus if it is 70 degrees at 5000 feet could be in the 50 above 10,000 feet.