Explore the most popular off road driving 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.

off road driving
4 days ago

Fantastic drive. Lots to see. People are polite

on Corkscrew Gulch

off road driving
10 days ago

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

off road driving
12 days ago

Easy driving trail. Several places to pass. Maybe one moderate area near top but nothing crazy. I like doing this trail in the evening, great sunsets make for amazing pictures.

off road driving
13 days 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.

off road driving
16 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! Had a bear sighting near Animas Fork. Drove a lot of it in the rain with no issues.

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

off road driving
21 days ago

Jeeped to the top. Narrow in places Parked and hiked to the lake. Nice hike, little heart pumping for sea level folks. Loved it will do it again.

off road driving
22 days ago

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

off road driving
23 days ago

Drove most of Trail in high range. Climbed during rain, so used low range to negotiate some rocky areas. There are two lakes, and the trail ends at the second lake. Map shows it going past, but map is wrong. Abandon mine about 2/3 up, entrance blocked with boulders.

off road driving
23 days ago

Easy access from Silverton. First half trail steep, but maintained. Last third narrow and more loose rocks and washes. Closed mine at end and two spurs braking off. Left toward summit, caution loose rocks, narrow and some debris piles. Watch for others too narrow to pass by. Right to another mine. Again narrow, loose rocks and debris with off camber approach leaving Jeep toward ledge. Drove up and down in 4 low. Overall moderate trail, rain or snow would make it very hard.

backpacking
23 days ago

With amazing views, many camping options, rock climbing, ghost towns, rock hunting, and a trail list to keep you busy for a week. Don't forget your wrench!

off road driving
24 days ago

off road driving
24 days ago

off road driving
26 days ago

Pretty simple trail, ran in 2 wheel drive; most vehicles could do well. Lots of mining debris, fantastic scenery.

off road driving
26 days ago

Only ran a partial way up, late afternoon and not enough time to do it all. Ran 2 wheel drive, high clearance is needed breathtaking views and saw about a dozen other vehicles.

great trail with a couple of waterfalls and an amazing lake at almost 12000 feet.

off road driving
30 days ago

Great jeep trail with awesome views. The trail is fairly easy with a high clearance vehicle. 4x4 recommended - though I saw a Subaru Outback and a Toyota Rav 4 on the trail. Many rough spots, semi-wide switch backs. Of course the views are what make this trail incredible and Clear Lake is a beautiful spot to relax and meditate, hike around, and take some wild flower photos. Very serene!

off road driving
1 month ago

Awesome loop. Drove it in a 2017 Tacoma, with a 2 inch lift, wrangler duratrac tires at 25 psi. Took us a little longer than expected, about 5.5 hours. We did cinnamon pass and then engineer pass. Cinnamon pass was a bit more difficult and required 4x4 and higher clearance. Engineer pass was very easy and not quite as impressive. We then drove down to Ouray from where the trail splits. This was quite difficult but very fun. Wouldn’t recommend doing this in a stock vehicle... at least some nice tires.

off road driving
1 month ago

We used a rzr 900 on these trails. We thought this trail should have been rated as easy. The trail is fairly wide and smooth.

off road driving
1 month ago

scenic driving
2 months ago

Can’t wait to do this one with some friends. Frozen lake, 12,960 elevation, beautiful views and only 3 hr ride even stopping and enjoying scenery.

off road driving
2 months ago

Seems like every trail around this area is very scenic

off road driving
2 months ago

Great easy off-road trail. 1 downed tree that was easy to pass under in my wrangler. Stopped about half a mile to the lake due to snow about 3 feet deep covering the remainder of the road. Hiked to the lake and it is currently completely frozen over. Few washouts on the trail at the start of each switchback you will have to straddle to get up in a vehicle. 4 wheel drive recommended but wasn’t needed in the Jeep. Medium clearance would be my suggestion. Plenty of rocks in the road but only had to move one to make it with no scrapes.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice Jeep trail to Kendall Peak. Had to stop where the road splits to go to Kendall peak and Kendall mountain due to too large of snow drifts across the road. There is a mine here with metal grating here as well. Hiked the rest of the way to Kendall Peak. Standing on Kendall 2 has a good view of all of Silverton. Easy hike as you can stay on the road crossing snow on foot. Gloves and wind breaker recommended if you go anytime soon. It’s cold up there even if warm in town. No cover from the wind and it was blowing something fierce.

Went up the trail 5/14/2018 during a perfect sunny warm day. The spring of 2018 was extremely dry so the climb up was overall pretty easy and dry. Came across a few down trees during the climb but our Land Rover Discovery fit under them with a few inches to spare. I assume the trail isn’t cleared very often. As we approached the summit we came across some drifted snow which blocked the trail as well as a fair amount of 1-3’ rocks that had fallen on the trail so we hike the last section up to the falls. Beautiful scenery and long range views. Great trail but as you reach the summit the trail narrows however there a several places to pull off on the way up. Passed only one other truck on the climb. Had a great time, great trail.

off road driving
9 months ago

One of our favorite trails while we were in the silverton area! Beautiful lake!

beautiful views of red mountain

off road driving
10 months ago

Very nice view when you reach the top. It's a slow drive with narrow parts, and many switch backs, but well worth the trip.

off road driving
10 months ago

Lovely!! Lots of beautiful trees, rocks, & water:)

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