Spud Lake

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Spud Lake is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Silverton, Colorado and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles 492 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

lake

rocky

6 months ago

Awesome hike with the family. My 5 and 3 year old had a blast. Once at the lake they wanted in but didn't plan for that and it caused a melt down. Other than that awesome views and hike.

6 months ago

backpacking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Tried to go but the road construction has it blocked off. They said that it would be blocked off through the rest of the month...heads up!

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice hike up 440' to Spud Lake through Aspen groves. First third of Lime Creek road was fine but final two-thirds was pretty rocky. Only saw small SUV's and a Jeep. Nice views around the lake. Saw multiple families and even one 2-1/2 year old that was making it.

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hiking
7 months ago

Excellent early morning hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful! Make sure you have a high clearance vehicle and patience- the road up is pretty rough. The trailhead is hardly marked, but it's just past the lily pad pond where the road makes a sharp right. There are plenty of wildflowers this time of year and the temperature of the water is perfect.

8 months ago

Easy hike! The trailhead is to the left of the Lilly pad pond where you park your car. I made the accident of walking further up the road but not before I realized people were going in/out of the trailhead below :)

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great views, beautiful lake. Best views on the far side of the lake. Would've been great for swimming if i had more time.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Took the puppy and had a nice afternoon of it.

hiking
10 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in the area.
I've hiked there in the summer and enjoy swimming in the frigid waters.
There's some great campsites on the northwest end of the lake that offer great vistas of the Twilight mountains.
I also bushwhacked my way there a few weeks ago and the road was impassable a few miles down from the trailhead.
The trail itself was buried under a few feet of snow, but it made for a fun adventure following the great Mt. Spudnick!
Great, easy hiking in the summer for all ages.

snowshoeing
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Great short hike with beautiful lake at end! Like others have said, the trek to the trailhead was pretty bumpy!