Picayne and Placer Gulches

EASY 4 reviews

Picayne and Placer Gulches is a 9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Silverton, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, scenic driving, and off road driving and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2116 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

forest

views

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

scenic driving
5 months ago

My favorite travelling partner (my wife) and I did this road in 2015. It has some really nasty spots, but our Expedition handled them. I figured we would bottom out a few times but never did. This is a 4 x 4 road!!! The views from the high point on this road are worth the gnarly sections for sure. We dropped down into Placer Gulch, but headed towards California Pass and back to Silverton that way. That was an awesome day trip through some of the best of the San Juan's. If you have the time and a good 4 wheeler, this is an excellent jeep road to check out.

off road driving
Thursday, February 28, 2013

A short mountain trail that is worth driving! Lots of old mining ruins and mountain scenery