Rico Silverton

Distance: 5.2 miles (round trip)

San Juan National Forest, near Silverton in Southwest Colorado

Twin Sisters

Twin Sisters

 

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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  • Distance: 5.2 miles (round trip) to Rolling Pass
  • Elevation: 10,640-ft. at Trailhead
    12,468-ft. at Rolling Pass
  • Elevation Gain: 1,828-ft. to Rolling Pass
  • Difficulty: moderate-strenuous
  • More Hikes in:
    Silverton / Ouray / Southwest Colorado

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.

Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile - Rico-Silverton Trail

Best Hiking in Southwest Colorado around Ouray, Telluride and Silverton

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Basecamp(s) Information:
Silverton / Ouray

Region Information:
Southwest Colorado

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