The northern portion of this route takes you on a historic tour of the Red Mountain mining district and a townsite once known as Guston. Route features the often photographed shaft house of the Yankee Girl Mine. Some of the road follows an old grade of the Silverton Railroad. The southern portion continues south on U.S. Basin Road and provides high views of U.S. 550 and all surrounding mountains.
Submitted by Mark
We did the north half. Still an easy trail for a stock full-size pickup. Lots of historic mines to stop and visit.
Nice little trail. Guidebook not very helpful, as it ignores a couple of turns (e.g., leaving the Genessee Mine area)...See More