The old wagon road (nonmotorized) to the 7:30 Mine climbs steadily above Silver Plume, past relics of the silver boom of the 1880s. Bristlecone pines, lodgepole pines, and aspens line the trail. After 1.5 miles, the trail becomes narrower, and occasionally you’ll have to negotiate a side-sloping, slippery route.
Local residents have been working hard to improve and maintain the trail, which is not easy at this altitude on steep terrain. The Gri?n Monument obelisk stands on a rock outcropping below the 7:30 Mine Road near the upper mouth of Brown Gulch. A little farther up the narrow trail are two rusting boilers from the 7:30 Mine, the remains of which lie across the creek.
Silver Plume, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.7