Clear Lake, Bandora Mine

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Location Silverton, CO
Rating Easy,
Length 11.4mi
Time 3hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

Spectacular climb to high-mountain lake and wildflowers.

Beautiful valley close to Silverton offers great hiking, biking and fishing. Spectacular climb to high mountain lake with beautiful seasonal wildflowers. Several large campgrounds along South Mineral Creek suitable for motorhomes and large campers. This area is very popular for fishing and camping. Minimal structures remain at Bandora Mine, but the drive is fun.

Rating

Easy
Trail Ratings Defined

Mostly wide graded road. Climb to Clear Lake is the hardest part with steep, rutted and narrow switchbacks. Suitable for any high-clearance stock SUVs with low range and a confident driver.

Stats

Length

11.4mi

8.1 to lake 3.3 end of F.S. 585

Time

3hrs

High Point

11,950ft

Best Time To Go

June-Sept

Current Conditions

(970) 387-5530San Juan Mountains Center in Silverton

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Trail Updates

08/08/2011
Submitted by Lynne Braden
Clear Lake has a large boulder on the switchback above the waterfall this forces you to use a very steep portion that will be difficult for vehicles without high clearance. There is also trail erosion around mile 7.9 on the ledge section that force a pretty good tilt that will be very intimidating for novice drivers. I would now rate the trail above the waterfall as Moderate rather than Easy.

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