Colorado Trail: Segment 25

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Colorado Trail: Segment 25 is a 19.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Silverton, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

19.8 miles
3,694 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


Segment 25 — Molas Pass to Bolam Pass Road. This beautiful section of the Colorado Trail is entirely near or above tree line and runs 23 miles from Molas Pass to Bolam Pass. It is great for short out and back hikes/bike rides or you can do the whole thing and link up with many other trails in the area. Open to dogs and horses. The Colorado Trail is a long-distance trail extending for 486 miles from the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver to Durango in Colorado.

20 days ago

Gorgeous! I only did a short section of segment 25, but the views are outstanding. I am coming back to do a longer section. Trail seemed well marked and not difficult-at least the section closest to Little Molas Lake. Lots of mountain bikers out today.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Wow. Perfect hike... I went to molas pass at road and turned around. Incredibly beautiful, there was even snow on ground!!!! Interesting hike different terrains would definitely recommend it.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

mountain biking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

beautiful ,worth it

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Great day hike!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Favorite place to camp and backpack.Picture # 8,10 is where I camped . Wide open ,next to trees.Early morning pictures 11,12. When I woke up I looked out into the valley and Elk were running through the grass. Sunny every day,great hiking.1999,june

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Starting at the Little Molas Lake Trailhead, this segment of the Colorado Trail can be anything from a 2-mile out-and-back to a 22-mile trek. The first 1.5-miles are a pleasant climb up to the ridgeline, and then the next several miles are a contouring traverse of the top of the Lime Creek watershed. A popular hike includes the first 4-5 miles, enough to reach the saddle between North Lime Creek and Bear Creek. This stretch will give you great views of the La Plata and southern San Juan Mtns - Grand Turk, Engineer, Twin Sisters, Twilight, Hesperus... And in the Summer, you are waist-deep in wildflowers for most of the trail !!

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

This is an absolutely beautiful stretch of the Colorado Trail, right through the heart of the San Juans. There are endless options for bike rides and hikes here. About 10 miles into the trail, you reach a junction with the Engineer Mountain Trail. This will take you to Coal Bank Pass or Cascade Creek. Or stay on the Colorado Trail, and the next junction hits the Rico-Silverton Trail, which will take you down into South Mineral Creek and Silverton. There are no wilderness areas near here, so you can bike the Colorado Trail all the way from here to Durango!

1 month ago

Thursday, September 01, 2016

mountain biking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Friday, July 17, 2015

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Monday, July 30, 2012