Best trails in Silverton

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Looking for a great trail near Silverton, Colorado? AllTrails has 59 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, running 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 Ridgway State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bear Creek Preserve or American Flats Wilderness Area. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 31 hard trails in Silverton ranging from 5.2 to 97 miles and from 8,228 to 14,094 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 Silverton
Top trails (59)
#1 - Columbine Lake Trail
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 5 h 20 m
First 2 miles are tough but once you get up to the saddle it's much easier. There are 16 discernible switchbacks before you meander through to the end of the trees. Once you top out of the trees, the Show more
#2 - Handies Peak
Handies Peak Wilderness
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
Note: The road to the trailhead has been reopened as of Friday, August 9th.Show more
#3 - Highland Mary Lake Trail
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
Highland Mary Lakes is a series of high altitude lakes, tarns and awesome views. You can catch the Continental Divide trail from above the lakes, consider a day hike up and back or an overnight, but Show more
#4 - Potato Lake via Spud Lake Trail
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
Potato Lake via Spud Lake Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Silverton, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#5 - Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks
Redcloud Peak Wilderness Study Area
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Length: 11.9 mi • Est. 7 h 52 m
long trail, about 12 miles round trip. Trail rises gently for about the first half of the hike. You'll be in the shade of the trees for about the first mile or so. After you get out of the trees you hShow more
#6 - Chicago Basin to Mount Eolus
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 17.4 mi • Est. 10 h 57 m
Chicago Basin to Mount Eolus is a 17.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Silverton, Colorado that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trShow more
#7 - Molas Lake To Animas River
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 36 m
Starts at Molas Lake and ends up at Animas River. Down hill trailShow more
#8 - Crater Lake Trail
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 5 h 20 m
Crater Lake Trail is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silverton, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options aShow more
#9 - Redcloud Peak
Redcloud Peak Wilderness Study Area
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 6 h 1 m
An easy fourteener with dramatic color and a magnificent stream. Head west from the parking lot on the obvious trail. The first quarter mile of this trail gains elevation quickly, but the trail easeShow more
#10 - Ice Lakes Trail
San Juan National Forest
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 5 h 12 m
Please note: As of May 24, 2020, users have reported that the road is closed due to snow.Show more
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