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Saints John Road to Ghost Town

 
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Length

1.4 Miles 2.3 Kilometers

87%

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Ascent

-488' -149 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

10,793' 3,290 m

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10,305' 3,141 m

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

Lexi Berger

Overview

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

The trail intersects potentially dangerous avalanche paths, especially above Saints John.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

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