Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Silverton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Amazing trail. Has some difficulty since most of the way back is uphill. Very beautiful scenery including waterfalls and the Animas River.

off road driving
2 months ago

Great little trail. Not too difficult at all. We took it on a very rainy and overcast day. It made the ascent a little harder than most days, but that’s what made it fun. The switchbacks going up were a blast.

off road driving
2 months ago

Great trail

The most beautiful views - the last 2 miles hiking up was a bit hard but overall a great hike.

Gorgeous! I only did a short section of segment 25, but the views are outstanding. I am coming back to do a longer section. Trail seemed well marked and not difficult-at least the section closest to Little Molas Lake. Lots of mountain bikers out today.

Hiked a couple miles further to view of 2 lakes since it was a great day to hike.

Great trail with great views. Not too heavily trafficked on a Friday morning. Down by the river I got to watch the train from Durango to Silverton come by. The return hike is tough as its mostly uphill, but altogether a real fun hike. It took me maybe 4 hours with 20 minutes spent by the river.

Beautiful view and moderate level of difficulty.

on Corkscrew Gulch

off road driving
4 months ago

Did this as a 4x4 tour. Lots of fun, want to come back and drive it myself.

off road driving
4 months ago

Cruises up the first chunk to the bathrooms. Amazing views, not too crowded. All types of vehicles including a mountain biker crushing it uphill. Understandable why this is a popular trail. Continued to California Gulch onto animus forks. It got pretty busy after that.

trail running
4 months ago

Did this end of July 2018. Great views. Very little traffic. As previously stated, the grind from the bottom is a bit strenuous but a great challenge. My dog also loved the stream at the bottom.

off road driving
4 months ago

Was the starting point for an all day adventure! Great trail, moderate and transversed in high gear for some and low around obstacles. Super views.

Go early, trail gets crowded. Beautiful wildflowers.

awesome views going down into the valley. hike back up is a bit arduous but not bad. i only encountered one other group. this is one of my favorites so far.

We only went 3 miles up and back down, but it was so beautiful!!! Lots of wildflowers and beautiful views of the mountains !

This is a very well maintained downhill hike with wide switchbacks covering most of the descent. I really enjoyed the first section with the long range views, but at least 3/4 of the hike is in the interior of the forest with very little views until you reach the river. My dog did enjoy a swim once we got there! The climb from the bottom got a little monotonous, but no section was ridiculously intense. It took me 3 hours round-trip with a couple shorts rests coming back up.

Great day! 1st Mile and half on the way back are the most strenuous, say a 7 of 10.

Wildflowers are prime! Stunning. Pretty good workout.

Another special hike up this great trail through a sea of Wildflowers.

We hiked this trail the first week in June, 2018. It was amazing. Epic views.

hiking
6 months ago

Great view from the top!!

hiking
6 months ago

Gorgeous hike! The trail was bone dry. Incredible views and you can get right up to the railroad and see the train pass.

Easier than we expected. Amazing views. It took us just over 4 hours round trip. No snow on the trail. Not too wet or muddy either. The mileage was spot on.

Very good hike for our first Colorado hike. The altitude was an obstacle, but we managed. The dogs loved it, especially the stream down at the bottom. Would like to do this again when the trail is dry and no snow. Trail is rocky in some areas. Very nice views of the mountains.

hiking
7 months ago

The views from this trail are incredible! Hiked on 4/29/18 in mostly sunny weather with high winds. Was the only one on the trail for five hours. While Molas Lake itself was still frozen, the trail was 95% dry except for thick mud leading from the trailhead and patches of snow in shaded woody areas. The downhill views and Animas River are well worth the return climb.

snowshoeing
10 months ago

Very difficult with snowshoes, but worth the effort. I didn't see a single person out and back, just a lot of wildlife tracks. Including big kitty. Navigating is very tricky because of the snow, so I brought my GPS watch + compass and it worked out fine. Bring an Ice axe, as some of the switchbacks can be deadly if you take a fall.

The road to the trailhead is closed in the winter, so we walked the road up to the Colorado trail and it was a lovely start to the hike.

I was only following the general outline of the loop, and kept going south beneath the face of Engineer Mountain....after awhile I felt the trail was not looking back to the trailhead and just figured it best to keep on it to the highway. So I ended up on 550, 4 miles and 1,400 feet below my car. Incredible hike....just an FYI

Thursday, October 19, 2017

beautiful views of red mountain

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