Mount Silverheels

MODERATE 3 reviews
#92 of 127 trails in

Mount Silverheels is a 6.9 mile out and back trail located near Fairplay, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

6.9 miles
3234 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding

A great backcountry hike that avoids crowded trails. From the trailhead follow Scott Gulch. In the first couple hundred yards of the hike you can use the remains of the old Hoosier Pass road, but this trail quickly turns around and heads back to the road. Not much a distinct trail exists, but continue up the gulch along Scott Creek. Follow the creek until it disappears beneath the saddle of Heartbreak hill. Continue on up to the saddle where you will see the rest of the route. Descend into the valley on the other side, veering slightly north away from the saddle. When you reach the bottom there will be a large ridge to the Southeast. Ascend this ridge staying left of a large knoll 3/4 of the way up. When you reach the top of this turn left and follow the summit ridge due east until you reach the summit.