Kettle Ponds

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Kettle Ponds is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.3 miles 1243 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash



trail running

cross country skiing

horseback riding




An uncrowded hike that follows an old mining road that travels on the Gore Range Trail, climbing a lateral moraine left by two glaciers. The trail crosses a few boggy areas then climbs to an unnamed lake. This area is very popular during hunting season.

4 months ago

The final 1.6 miles on FR 1350 to reach this trailhead is narrow and extremely bumpy. 4WD is not necessary, but it's slow-going and unpleasant without it. The trail is itself is quite lovely and peaceful with more green forest than many trails in the area. The creek crossings are fun - a couple of which are actually on sturdy bridges. The views of the craggy ridges of the Gore Range rising above the lake at the end of the trail make for a nice ending.