Kendall Peak Road

MODERATE 3 reviews

Kendall Peak Road is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silverton, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and off road driving and is best used from July until October.

9.5 miles
2,949 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly

off road driving

scenic driving




1 month ago

Nice Jeep trail to Kendall Peak. Had to stop where the road splits to go to Kendall peak and Kendall mountain due to too large of snow drifts across the road. There is a mine here with metal grating here as well. Hiked the rest of the way to Kendall Peak. Standing on Kendall 2 has a good view of all of Silverton. Easy hike as you can stay on the road crossing snow on foot. Gloves and wind breaker recommended if you go anytime soon. It’s cold up there even if warm in town. No cover from the wind and it was blowing something fierce.

scenic driving
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

This is an easy drive out of Silverton. We drove up this road, which winds up in Kendall Gulch, one afternoon but only made it as far as the switchback at 12,260’. I was in my Suburban and didn’t feel like the road was suitable for that type of truck beyond there. Better for a quad or a jeep to go all the way up. There was an old mine bored right into the mountain right there. There was plenty of room to turn around at that switchback too, so no problem there. The road also goes to the right at that spot, towards Kendall Peak. That one looked a little sketchy, but probably ok for smaller 4 x 4’s. I would like to return some day and go all the way up to the top of Kendall Mountain. But we had great views from where we were too. This is a simple drive that only takes a couple hours with some more awesome San Juan scenery. If in Silverton, check it out

6 months ago