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Best trails in Silver Plume

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Looking for a great trail near Silver Plume, Colorado? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Eldorado Canyon State Park or Golden Gate Canyon State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Boulder Open Space or Genesee Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 14 hard trails in Silver Plume ranging from 3.6 to 13.1 miles and from 9,176 to 14,274 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Silver Plume
Top trails (21)
#1 - Mount Bierstadt Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 2 m
The trail is almost entirely in the Mount Evans Wilderness and it is listed as one of the Colorado's iconic 14er. No mountain bikes are allowed in the Wilderness. Stay on the trail to avoid trampling the vegetation. Although dogs are allowed to use this trail, some users have reported that the rocks and scrambling can be very difficult for them to traverse.Show more
#2 - Watrous Gulch Trail
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Nice trail with easy access and great scenery most of the way up. It gets quite steep and remains so until the top. Hiking poles are definitely recommended and please note that there is almost no shade the entire route. Show more
#3 - Torreys Peak and Kelso Ridge Loop via Gray's Peak Trail
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 5 h 28 m
North east ridge is the ridge between Torreys (14er) and Kelso Mountain(13er.) A class 3 hike that does take some mountaineering experience. You will encounter exposure and rock climbing. Probably not a good place for a dog. Follow the standard trail for about 1.5miles to Grays and Torreys and cut right and follow the trail to the lower part of the saddle between Kelso and Torreys. Here you will see a mine, and climb up and then strap in your helmet. Follow the ridge, there is a trail that comes and goes. If you feel it is getting too hard, turn around and find an easier way. You can make this trail as difficult as you want.Show more
#4 - Square Top Mountain
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 54 m
The parking lot for this trail head is called, "Gunella Summit." This trail is known to be challenging however it has spectacular views along the way. When in season, the wildflowers thrive and makes the scenery majestic. Be prepared when hiking this trail as it is a mixture of open space and forest.Show more
#5 - Lake Naylor
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 26 m
NOTE: Trailhead has limited parking. Be prepared to walk about 1/2 mile to the trailhead if you are unable to find parking. If you drive down the road to the trailhead, it is NOT recommended for low clearance vehicles.Show more
#6 - Grays Peak
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
4x4 or high clearance recommended. The road up to the trailhead is very rocky.Show more
#7 - Mount Bierstadt, The Sawtooth, and Mount Evans Loop
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 6 h 18 m
Although dogs are allowed to use this trail, users have reported that the scrambling after The Sawtooth can be very dangerous for them. Please note that the area is subject to storms that can close the pass. This is a great all day hike in which you will climb two 14ers, Mount Bierstadt and Mount Evans. In the process you will also traverse The Sawtooth that separates these two mountains. The hike up Bierstadt is fairly easy however the crossing of The Sawtooth will take you on a very intense class 3 scramble.Show more
#8 - Griffin Memorial
Silver Plume, Colorado
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
#9 - Mount Parnassus via Watrous Gulch
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 4 h 55 m
Mount Parnassus is one of four 13ers in the immediate vicinity of Watrous Gulch. It is connected via saddles to Wood Mountain and Bard Mountain. This route follows Watrous Gulch trail for 2 miles from the Herman Gulch trailhead. You move through very pretty scenery in the gulch before jumping off trail and taking a straight shot up the side of the mountain. The slopes are carpeted with wildflowers in July.Show more
#10 - Grays Peak and Kelso Ridge Loop
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 8 h 39 m
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