Spud Lake

EASY 48 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
492 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

lake

rocky

3 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

My girlfriend, 2 kids, and 2 dogs loved this trail. Well-shaded for the most part, nothing my 6-year old couldn't handle, but some older people did struggle a bit. The views are amazing and you might want to bring swimming trunks for Spud Lake at the end. It's breathtaking. Getting to the trailhead is an adventure itself tho. My lifted Chevy made it pretty easily, and there were even some cars at the trailhead. You will want to take that 2-3 mile stretch of road pretty slowly tho.

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hiking
1 month ago

Watch out for the roads can't take a car to it . Will have to park and hike down road too many ruts and big rocks on road. If u have truck will be fine!

backpacking
2 months ago

The lake is still frozen 4/16/17 but a fun mellow hike. I'd wait till summer to hike this one. Also the snow is not plowed 1.7 miles before the trail head

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Great great great hike! Such incredible views! A few things to note! The road is blocked by snow about 1.7 miles short of the trail head. The group of mine, 12 people, just cleared a great path the goes directly to the lake, 3/16/17. Overall, it was just short of 6 mile trip! Bring lots of water and some snack because it's an uphill adventure.

10 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.

10 months ago

backpacking
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10 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
10 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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