hiking

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nature trips

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birding

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trail running

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dog friendly

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river

horseback riding

backpacking

waterfall

snowshoeing

rock climbing

off road driving

fly fishing

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off road driving
1 day ago

scenic driving
1 day ago

The most iconic to me were Silverton, Ouray, a little past Ridgeway and that turn before Telluride. Molas Pass is also great. Everything is Gorgeous as always. Just about any car would do the job. If you aren’t from the area and are afraid of heights... this will become a bit challenging.

hiking
4 days ago

off road driving
4 days ago

Very nice view when you reach the top. It's a slow drive with narrow parts, and many switch backs, but well worth the trip.

hiking
4 days ago

Tough incline in the way up but the icy waterfalls and streams along the way were just as beautiful as the final destination! We brought layers and striped down pretty quick, didn’t need as many as we thought.

hiking
5 days ago

Great morning hike. Just over 2 hours at a moderate walking pace with quick scenic viewpoint stops along the way. Now off for a craft beer!

Pretty. We only took it for 2 miles and turned around due to dark clouds overtop.

Very easy, quick but great views!

Absolutely breathtaking views!!

hiking
6 days ago

Hiked this the second week of October on a beautiful sunny day. Made it to ice lake in about 3 hours with several short stops to catch our breath along the way. Started here:

Ice lakes trailhead
37. -773, 806 WA-107, Durango, CO 81301

https://goo.gl/maps/6ckPDFb5o1D2

The first 1/3 winds uphill and can be strenous at times. The second 1/3 is mostly flat as you hike along the lower ice lake basin. The last 1/3 is the toughest, with a steady, steep incline, but is worth it once you reach ice lake. We started around 10 AM and the air was crisp, but I was comfortable with 3 layers - flannel, sweatshirt, and light wind jacket - along with jeans and knee high socks. I was down to just the flannel by the end of the first 3rd and stayed that way the rest of the hike.

We ate lunch at ice lake and decided not to continue to island lake. Instead, we hiked back down the way we came, which took about 2.5 hrs with a few short breaks. It was killer on the quads, so beware of wobbly legs and take breaks to avoid unsteadiness.

I'm not a regular hiker but in decent shape (run 2 miles a few times a week) and was fine with breaks. Bring plenty of water.

Came out to see fall foliage and do some hiking. Great local hike. Weather was perfect. No one else on Trail most of the way. Views did not disappoint.