One of the most popular destinations in the Ouray area due to its stunning natural beauty, rich history and colorful wildflowers. At the height of spring color, photographers flock to the area. Popular landmarks include the Drinking Cup, Twin Falls, Atlas Mill, Camp Bird Mine and the rock overhang. Because the area is used so heavily, camping is restricted to designated areas and a fee is charged to camp.
Submitted by FunTreks
The trail is now rated difficult near the top between Wpt. 04 and 05 starting at the seasonal gate. A good driver with a high clearance SUV can still get to the top. There is a parking area at Wpt. 04 for those that want to hike the last mile and can’t drive it.