Bullion King Lake Road is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silverton, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.9 miles
1,863 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving






wild flowers


Steep, narrow climb to beautiful high-mountain lakes. Although short, this trail is fun to drive and very scenic with lakes and waterfalls at the end. Look for seasonal wildflowers near the lakes. There is very little room for unlicensed vehicles to park transport vehicles at the start along Highway 550. High Point 12,500 ft., Best time to go: Early July-Sept. Located in San Juan National Forest. For current conditions call San Juan Mountains Center in Silverton (970) 387-5530 (The Mountain Center is closed during the winter.) Mostly easy except for one section of high, narrow shelf road that may intimidate novice drivers.

off road driving
2 months ago

Jeeped to the top. Narrow in places Parked and hiked to the lake. Nice hike, little heart pumping for sea level folks. Loved it will do it again.

off road driving
2 months ago

Thursday, August 01, 2013

This trail is well worth the drive; however, it is steep in places and has a limited number of places to pass other vehicles. To see the lake you must walk about 1/4 mile from the end of the road.