Mudd Lake Recreational Area is an all season recreational location just West of Silver Lake off HWY 88.
Winter Recreation: Snowmobile, Snowshoe, Cross Country skiing, Backcountry Skiing
Summer Recreation: OHV, Horseback, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping
Managed by the Eldorado National Forest, Mudd Lake Access area is under development and has season access controls to several areas. Always good to check before you go: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado/home/?cid=fsbdev7_019037
Sierra Rec Magazine recently checked out the Mud Lake region for snowshoeing, found the area has fantastic views of Silver Lake region, Great open forest for snowshoe through as well as possibly ski. Snowmobile tracks everywhere up here as you can go all the way back to Kirkwood resort from here or over to Bear Lake area.
Roadside parking limits the number of people at any given time so solitude, easy to find. Terrain is mountainous, plenty of various in elevation and terrain features.
Here are just a couple images from our winter recreation trip.