Spud Lake

EASY 28 reviews
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Spud Lake is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Silverton, CO and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles 494 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

lake

rocky

3 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.

3 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

3 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
3 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.

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent early morning hike.

hiking
5 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.

5 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
5 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
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Took the puppy and had a nice afternoon of it.

hiking
7 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.

hiking
1 year ago

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

1 year ago

Great hike with kids. The views are beautiful and the lake is perfect to play in.

birding
1 year ago

It was a trek up to it. We have an Outback. The views are breath taking. Very rocky terrains. Beautiful

fly fishing
1 year ago

The trail was great. My kids ( 9 and 11) and I spent the night on the west end of the lake. Beautiful views and great fishing!

2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

This is the same Trail and Destination as the "Spud Lake Trail".
(Here is my Review posted for "Spud Lake Trail")
This is a very nice Quick / Short Hike, which serves as a good High Altitude "Intro Hike" for those not used to the thinner 9500+ air. The moderate altitude gain is spread throughout the trail, most of which is shaded but with interesting views of the surrounding Aspens as well as numerous Beaver Ponds and the exposed granite of Spud Hill and the Twilight Peaks. The destination - Spud Lake - is of decent size and very picturesque, with a 15-20min trail circumnavigating it. There are a number of primitive dispersed picnic / camping spots with crude fire rings. And the lake is deep enough, and fresh enough, to entice most hikers into the water. (This hike is also a reasonable destination during the Summer Monsoon weather, as it has no exposed ridgelines to worry about lightning or high winds.)

2 years ago

I agree with other reviews that this hike is an easy one, beautiful lake at the end. The 3 miles or so of Lime Creek Rd getting there were pretty rocky. Our F150 handled it fine, but I would just be aware of this! I thought this lake was much prettier than Crater Lake just a bit further north.