Bullion King Lake Road is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silverton, CO that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
Steep, narrow climb to beautiful high-mountain lakes. Although short, this trail is fun to drive and very scenic with lakes and waterfalls at the end. Look for seasonal wildflowers near the lakes. There is very little room for unlicensed vehicles to park transport vehicles at the start along Highway 550. High Point 12,500 ft., Best time to go: Early July-Sept. Located in San Juan National Forest. For current conditions call San Juan Mountains Center in Silverton (970) 387-5530 (The Mountain Center is closed during the winter.) Mostly easy except for one section of high, narrow shelf road that may intimidate novice drivers.
This trail is well worth the drive; however, it is steep in places and has a limited number of places to pass other vehicles. To see the lake you must walk about 1/4 mile from the end of the road.