Griffin Memorial

MODERATE 27 reviews

Griffin Memorial is a 3.7 mile out and back trail located near Silver Plume, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1338 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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1 month ago

Great trail with lots of views. Fair warning though...it's all uphill to the memorial but worth it. Silver Plume is a cute town.

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1 month ago

this was great and would be a good one to start preparing for a 14er. it's quick but felt like the beginning of a bigger hike.

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2 months ago

A really cool and pretty hike in Silver Plume, right off the I-70 and about 50 min from Denver. It's 3+ miles round trip but has some definite elevation gain throughout to the summit. Once you're mid-way in the hike, you forget you are as close to the highway. Some abandoned mine shafts and creek with a beautiful view at the summit.

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4 months ago

Good place to stop and stretch your legs if you're driving along I-70. The dog loved the trail!

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9 months ago

I made it all the way to the falls and did not keep going towards up to the memorial, the hike totalled round trip 4.4 miles.

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10 months ago

Hike was a bit challenging at the beginning but beautiful. Parking lot for the trail is non existent.

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10 months ago

The beginning of this hike will definitely kick your butt if you are not used to the altitude. It starts off with a steep incline on the first couple of switchbacks, but then gets a bit easier. Be sure to take plenty of breaks in the beginning, as you end up climbing over 1000ft so you'll want to save your breath. There was a good number of old buildings and remnants of the mining structures. These were really cool to explore and take pictures of. We came across a couple old mine shafts that were unfortunately (yet understandably) sealed shut. They would have been fun to explore, but also would have been very dangerous. Once you get to the top and are a couple hundred feet from the memorial (it will be to your left) you can go right and explore more towards the waterfall you can see from the memorial. This led us to more old mining equipment and another sealed mine (it is visible from the memorial and looks like a cave). The views the whole way are great, we loved getting higher and higher and seeing Silver Plume get smaller and smaller. The aspens are starting to turn, which offered some very colorful sights.

Great hike, rich history, wonderful scenic views of the almost ghost town of Silver Plume. This was a great hike for kids 6 and over.
Steep incline at the beginning of the hike brings the hiker high above the town. 5 switch-backs wind to the monument. The trail is very well maintained (in fact, actively being maintained as we were using the trail) with only a couple steeper spots that were easily navigable.