hiking

views

nature trips

wild flowers

wildlife

birding

forest

walking

lake

trail running

mountain biking

dog friendly

kid friendly

dogs on leash

river

camping

horseback riding

waterfall

snowshoeing

rock climbing

backpacking

off road driving

fly fishing

scenic driving

wheelchair friendly

Mostly meadow. some uphill to get to ridge. Good views along ridge. no wildlife at mid day. Flowers better along road than on trail. Also used by bicycles, horses and hikers with unleashed dogs so be careful.

loved the trail but the sulfur springs are horrible. We weren't about to get in them. we didn't get to make the rest of the trek to the top springs. other than that I really enjoyed the trail and a ton of wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Getting to the trail head wouldn't be easy to access without a 4x4 or high clearance vehicle. The hike to the lake isn't hard but some parts are very rocky. Ponds along the hike are maybe cooler than the main lake at top. Overall very worth it and on the easy side.

backpacking
2 days ago

We went last year, and had a wonderful time. The trail is easy enough and we barely saw anyone while we were out there. We'll be back

This trail was beautiful! Won't lie it was a butt kicker at times but well worth it. Got to trail head about 730AM. It was 36 degrees at trail head,but the trail does a good job of getting your heart pumping so we stripped our layers pretty quickly. whole thing took us about 6 hours and we spent a good amount of time at the lake. trail truly looks like the pictures!

Great first hike for flat-landers. The hike did kick my butt--glad we brought enough water. Beautiful views of alpine meadows, ponds, and vistas.

on Animas Mountain Trail

2 days ago

This is confusing to me. Maybe I missed a part where you are supposed to cut over trails to just Island Lake, but we made it up to Ice Lake first (which was amazing), and then got on a steep path up to Island Lake from there (which only took about 15 mins), so I don't know where this 7 mile timeframe comes from or where the base for that would begin. Besides that it was absolutely incredible! Didn't stay for long because the wind picked up a lot and it begin to lightly snow/drizzle. Very green water compared to Ice Lake. Super cool!

Let me tell you. My best friend and I have hiked all over New Zealand, Iceland, and Colorado and this hike was by far the most majestic yet. We were fatigued from doing a 14er the day before, but we were able to push it to the top and enjoy both Ice Lake and Island Lake before the afternoon light rain showers rolled in. We started at about 10:00am on a Saturday and the lot was full, but the weather was great all day! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Sooooo blue