Back Way to Schmidt Tunnel

Total Miles
9.0

Elevation

1339.74 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

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Trail Overview

The trail is single-car wide with short climbs and descents. This is a short trail with great views from multiple locations of the trail. This is the backway to the William Henry Schmidt Tunnel. It's worth the drive to walk the tunnel and see the old abandoned house on the other side of the hill.

Difficulty

Easy

History

This trail leads you to the William Henry "Burro" Schmidt Tunnel. This Tunnel took 38 years to hand dig and is 1/2 mile long, it was completed in 1938.

Technical Rating

3

Access Description

The trail is accessible from Last Chance Canyon Road. Trail or from the Bonanza Gulch Last Chance Canyon Trail.