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Picayune & Placer Gulches

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Location Silverton, CO
Rating Easy,
Length 6.5mi
Time 2hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

Narrow mountain road goes to historic gold-mine buildings.

Beautiful high views with historic mines and buildings directly along the route. Two major mine structures featured on this trail include the Treasure Mountain Gold Mining Company and the well-preserved Sound Democrat Mill. Interesting side roads to explore left at Waypoint 02. No seasonal closures except by weather.

Rating

Easy
Trail Ratings Defined

The trail is a bit steep and narrow at the beginning, but the road is relatively smooth. Side roads are mostly moderate. Suitable for stock, high clearance 4x4 SUVs and pickup trucks.

Stats

Length

6.5mi

Time

2hrs

High Point

12,680ft

Best Time To Go

June-Sept

Current Conditions

(970) 387-5530San Juan Mountains Center in Silverton

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Trail Updates

Due to our findings driving this trail in the summer of 2018, we have changed the rating of this trail to Easy in our 4th edition book from Moderate in our 3rd edition.

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