Cinnamon Pass

Total Miles
24.2

Elevation

3,847.19 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Enjoy this section of the famous Alpine Loop, which can be combined with the Engineer Pass. Take Wager Gulch up to Carson Ghost Town, and take Cinnamon Pass Road up to American Basin for wildflowers. Staging is available on the western side across from Eureka Campground. Staging area options on the east side.

Photos of Cinnamon Pass

Cinnamon Pass
Cinnamon Pass
Cinnamon Pass

Difficulty

Moderate. Most of this trail is easy; however, the western end is steep and rocky in a few places. The side trip up Wager Gulch is more difficult. All roads, when dry, are suitable for any stock 4x4 SUV with moderate ground clearance. The side trip up American Basin is borderline difficult.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Josh Velasquez
May 23, 2024
2022 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
Snow/Ice
Josh S
Oct 10, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard
Tj Broscoff
Oct 07, 2023
2022 Ford F-Series
Open
Normal
Weston Buchanan
Sep 30, 2023
2017 Chevrolet Colorado
Open
Dusty

Access Description

From Ouray: Follow directions for Mineral Creek, Trail #9, then head south 1.4 miles on C.R. 2 to Cinnamon Pass on left. From Silverton: Head north on C.R. 2 for about 12 miles and turn right uphill after Animas Forks. From Lake City: Head south on Highway 149 and turn right on C.R. 30 after 2.3 miles.

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