A nice half-day hike climbs on moderate to moderately-steep grades to a 12,450-ft. pass with panoramic views of the surrounding valley and high peaks.
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Why Hike Rico Silverton
This pleasant half-day hike ascends through forest and meadows to Rolling Pass (12,450-ft.) with fine views of the high peaks lining the South Fork and Cascade Valleys. In late July and August the high meadows are awash with wildflowers.
Extend the hike by climbing Peak 12,766, walking east along the Colorado Trail to an overlook above the West Lime Creek Valley or climbing nearby Jura Knob.
This trail is open to mountain bikers. Hike the trail on a weekday and you will probably see few if any people or bikes.
Note: The last 2.6 miles to the trailhead requires a high clearance vehicle. 4WD is needed during wet conditions.
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