Silverton to Animas Forks Ghost Town

MODERATE 16 reviews
#39 of 90 trails in

Silverton to Animas Forks Ghost Town is a 12.3 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Silverton, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

12.3 miles
2,050 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly

off road driving

19 days ago

Easy driving with amazing views. The ghost town was so cool. There are also a few vault toilets along the way.

off road driving
24 days ago

I’d rate easy. Came off another trail and used it to drive to Silverton.

off road driving
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Our first reveal off road in Colorado. A bit rocky but quite scenic as it follows the Animas River. Nice mountain scenery. Ghost town and old mining town. Great story.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

nice drive. trail is not too challenging. a little rocky the higher you go.

scenic driving
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Great drive and cool place to visit!!

off road driving
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Very cool ghost town and getting there from Silverton is very easy. All it is is a dirt road, you could get there in 2WD easy. Definitely check it out.

off road driving
Friday, July 12, 2013

Jeeped this one as part of the Alpine Loop. Not too hard, but rocky. The last part into Silverton was easy. Animas Forks is cool. I always recommend people not take stock 4x4 vehicles on these mountain passes; rent a proper Jeep or ATV. But if you think you can do it, don't let me stop you. I just think it's a bad idea. Definitely no passenger cars....that's just plain dumb. If it says 4WD recommended, it really means drive a 4WD, seriously.

off road driving
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

We drove our Jeep Wrangler on this trail several times while we explored the mining activity in the area. We saw several passenger cars on this road! I'm sure they high centered several times getting up to Animas Forks.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Beautiful views! Ghost town was pretty cool to.

off road driving
Monday, March 05, 2012

We Jeeped to Animas Forks from Silverton on a clear day in June, we explored the old building and site for an hour or two, then continued on our way to Cinnamon Pass. Interesting site.

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