What is the Prettiest Lake in America? | Ice Lake Colorado | Challenging Hike for Families

Do you want to know what is the prettiest lake in America? Well, if you are ever in the U.S., head over the Silverton, Colorado area and try the Ice Lake Trail. We think it just might be the most beautiful lake in the US. Located in the San Juan National Forest, the hike to Ice Lake Basin is an absolutely stunning trail with at spectacular lake you need to see! In the summer, it is full of beautiful wildflowers and the lake is an amazing blue-green color. Don't forget to hike to Island Lake if you have the time. It's another beautiful lake to visit if you plan to do a loop. If you are thinking of taking kids on the hike, make sure you are prepared for the approximately 8 miles and over 2,700 feet of elevation gain. It’s sure to be a challenging hike for most families!

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