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Quick Facts

Silver Creek Pass Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,800 Feet (3366.6 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,600 Feet (498.8 Meters) at highest
Ending Elevation: 12,400 Feet (3865.3 Meters)
Length: 8.2 Miles (13.67 Kilometers) 13.1 km
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 128 Maroon Bells, Redstone, Marble
Trail Number: 1959
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Snowmass Mtn.

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General Description

Silver Creek Pass Trail is a lightly used trail that connects to Avalanche Creek Trail
Copyright: Tom Kuekes - US Forest Service
Silver Creek Pass Trail is a lightly used trail that connects to Avalanche Creek Trail
This lightly used trail varies from easy to fairly steep in some areas and consists of a few loose, rocky stretches. The majority of the trail affords an excellent view of the encompassing mountains and the East Fork Valley. The north side of the pass is a bit vague, but the cairns can be found to help pick out the trail. Water is available along most of the trail, but treat or filter before drinking. The trail ends at its junction with the Avalanche Creek trail.

Directions from Carbondale: Travel south on Hwy. 133 25 miles to the town of Marble. Travel through Marble, past Beaver Lake approximately 1 mile to the road junction. Take road #315 to the left about 3 1/2 miles. as the road starts to descend you will see a steep road to the left before the stream. Take the left turn to the trailhead for a short distance. The road from Marble is 4WD and dangerously slippery when wet.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through September (NOTE: Snow at high elevations may prevent access to this area in the Spring, Fall, and Winter months.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Silver Creek Pass and Avalanche Creek Trails
ICON Hiking & Walking Silver Creek Pass Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Silver Creek Pass Trail

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Visitor Information:

Sopris Ranger District, 620 Main St, P.O. Box 309 , Carbondale, CO, 81623, Phone: 970-963-2266, Fax: 970-963-1012

Links to other sites:
Forest Conservancy - Current Information from Local Volunteers: Closings and Conditions


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