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42 mi 67 km of trail 3 Featured Runs

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Featured Runs in Chicago Basin - 3

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Favorite Sunrise from Windom Peak.
Extremely Difficult

Chicago Basin 14er Grand Slam

28.9 mi 46.5 km • Out and Back • 12,167 ft Ascent 3708.44 m Ascent

(4) Silverton, CO
Favorite Sunrise from Windom Peak.
Extremely Difficult

Sunlight and Windom

18.9 mi 30.4 km • Loop • 6,235 ft Ascent 1900.45 m Ascent

(4) Silverton, CO
Favorite Here are some goats. They're everywhere, but mostly stay on the Eolus side of the Basin.
Extremely Difficult

Eolus Group

18.9 mi 30.5 km • Out and Back • 5,901 ft Ascent 1798.77 m Ascent

(3) Silverton, CO

Trails in Chicago Basin - 6

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Mt. Eolus
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Silverton, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Sunlight Peak
Extremely Difficult
Silverton, CO
Extremely Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Silverton, CO
16.8 mi 27.1 km #3Needle/Johnson Creek Trail #504
Intermediate
Silverton, CO
Intermediate
16.8 mi 27.1 km Silverton, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Twin Lakes Approach
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverton, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Silverton, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #5Windom Peak
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Silverton, CO
21.2 mi 34.2 km #6Endlich Mesa Trail #534
Extremely Difficult
Silverton, CO
Extremely Difficult
21.2 mi 34.2 km Silverton, CO

Photos of Chicago Basin - 17

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Sunrise from Windom Peak.
May 3, 2017 near Silverton, CO
Sunlight Spire and Windom Peak from Sunlight Peak. The last day of good weather.
Aug 3, 2018 near Silverton, CO
A view from above.
Apr 22, 2015 near Silverton, CO
Chicago Basin ~ San Juan Mountains, CO
Apr 22, 2015 near Silverton, CO
Here are some goats. They're everywhere, but mostly stay on the Eolus side of the Basin.
Apr 23, 2015 near Silverton, CO
A refreshing, albeit frigid, swim at Twin Lakes.
Apr 23, 2015 near Silverton, CO
Be careful on the loose, rocky terrain on Windom Peak's alternate route, the connector with Sunlight Peak.
Apr 23, 2015 near Silverton, CO
Hikers stroll into camp with Chicago Basin's Needle Mountains in the background. You wanna go here now, don't you?  Chicago Basin Trail
Apr 23, 2015 near Silverton, CO

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