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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
Excellent early morning hike.
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.
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 :)
Great views, beautiful lake. Best views on the far side of the lake. Would've been great for swimming if i had more time.
Took the puppy and had a nice afternoon of it.
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.