Silver Basin Trail

Gunnison National Forest, Colorado

Elevation Gain3,404ft
Trailhead Elevation9,161ft
Elevation Min/Max8455/10269ft
Elevation Start/End9161/9161ft

Silver Basin Trail

Silver Basin Trail is a hiking and horse trail in , Colorado. It is within Raggeds Wilderness and Gunnison National Forest. It is 5.6 miles long and begins at 9,161 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,404 feet. Along the trail there is a spring. This trail connects with the following: Dark Canyon Trail, Dyke Creek Trail and Oh-Be-Joyful Pass Trail.

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100 Classic Hikes in Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Scott S. Warren
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"Rising along the eastern end of the Raggeds Wilderness, the Ruby Mountain Range makes a colorful backdrop for this loop hike, which follows the Silver Basin and Dark Canyon Trails."

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Trail Information

Gunnison National Forest
Nearby City
Gunnison National Forest
Skill Level
Gunnison National Forest; Raggeds Wilderness Area
Local Contacts
USGS Marcellina Mountain, Anthracite Range
Local Maps