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Saints John Road (FDR 275)

 5.0 (2)

6.7 Miles 10.8 Kilometers


80%

Runnable

2,611' 796 m

Ascent

-450' -137 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

12,476' 3,803 m

High

10,315' 3,144 m

Low

Shared By Lexi Berger

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Minor Issues 49 days ago
Good for foot traffic and biking, no cars History

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Visit the Ghost Town of Saints John and the nearby mines.

Lexi Berger

Dogs Off-leash

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Saints John Road is closed to motor vehicles (except snowmobiles) November 23 through May 20 or until road is dry.

(Memorial Day Weekend , '18 - Not passable for cars)

The trail intersects potentially dangerous avalanche paths, especially above Saints John.

Need to Know

You'll commonly see local, friendly dogs off leash. They are locals of Montezuma.

Description

Follow the Saints John Road (FDR 275) from Montezuma toward the old mining town of Saints John for approximately
0.5 miles to the intersection with the Hunkidori Mine Road (FDR 276). Bear to the left (FDR 275) and continue toward Saints John.

The Saints John Mine was the first silver strike in Colorado (1863). This glacial valley boasted a mining camp, library, mill, smelter, and sawmill, but no saloons. Saints John was named after St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist. The end of the road has spectacular views of Grays and Torreys Peaks to the northeast.

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