• Silver Lake Telluride



Silver Lake

Silver Lake

Distance: 1.6 miles one way

Difficulty: Strenuous

Elevation Gain: 1,668 feet

Time: 1.5 hours one way

Silver Lake is a beautiful alpine lake above Bridal Veil Falls. The lake is annually stocked with trout and wildflowers border the lake. 


Drive or hike up to the power plant at the top of Bridal Veil Falls. High clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. The trailhead begins at the top of the falls: Walk through the gate and follow for ten minutes until you get to the creek. Cross the creek and follow the switchbacks to Silver Lake. Take care in the spring because the river may be running quite high after snow melt. It is often necessary to remove your shoes to cross.

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East Colorado Avenue
Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States