Hurricane Peak

Total Miles
1.7

Elevation

4023.07 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

A beautiful Jeep trail leading to the flank of Hurricane Peak at 13,200'. We believe the views from the end of this trail are the best in the San Juans. This road is a strong 4 because it has somewhat steep climbs on a somewhat narrow road, novice drivers will be intimidated. The first spur road to the right will take you down into Ross Basin, at the upper end of Cement Creek. There is a series of small lakes beyond the end of the spur. Climb up to Sunnyside Saddle and get a view of Eureka Gulch, the spot where Lake Emma drained into a labyrinth of mines. The history of this basin is described in Eureka Gulch. Catch your breath then head up the hill toward the end of the road.

Difficulty

Uneven, rutted dirt trail with loose rocks, sand, erosion, and washes. Potential water crossings up to a foot deep, mud holes, and obstacles up to 18", including ledges and short, steep grades. Roads are typically one vehicle wide with places to pass.

Technical Rating

4