I've hiked up there. I thought it was hiking only?Ice Lakes Trail up Mineral Creek Road. Fun downhill.
sounds fun!Dang, would be so sick if Silverton opened again. Had some great days there when they were runnin the lift a few years back! One of my best rides there though was across the valley from the lift. Took a narrow dirt road(just down from the lift) up in a truck. Went down a very steep scree slope(no trail). Couldn't see the valley floor until had gotten well past the commitment point. Lots of sliding and what sounded like plates breaking. Brakes didn't exist. Had to try and corner into the uphill to scrub speed. find your comfort zone, hang on til the green valley floor below, as far over the rear wheel as can be. approaches quick- G-out! And can use your brakes again and gather thoughts. Then we rode down a creek bed that kinda seemed like a trail. Finished on the road and pedaled maybe 3/4 mile back to the parking lot at the lift/tent. That was fun. Never done anything like that before and haven't since. I feel fortunate for the riding companions that day as they were familiar with the area. Have thought a lot about getting back down there to do that run specifically.