Silver Basin Trail

Total Miles
1.6

Elevation

3,549.08 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Difficult

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This road connects to Yankee Boy Basin Road at the same place as Imogene Pass. Take a right to go to Silver Basin. There are two beautiful emerald green lakes. The road after the first lake is much rougher, yet worth the drive. Wildflowers abound in spring and summer. Views are incredible. There is no cell service once you leave Ouray. At times, the trail is very narrow with few passing spots. Keep an eye out for pull-offs in case you need one. The road ends with ruts going into the lake. Please don't drive into the lake.

Photos of Silver Basin Trail

Silver Basin Trail
Silver Basin Trail

Difficulty

The road is narrow in places with few passing spots. Some steep climbs, rocky shelf roads and rocks to climb. One stream crossing had erosion on the driver's side going to the basins.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Keynon Lannom
Jun 28, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Deep Snow
First report so be kind…trail was good but snow still covered the path about 3/4 of the way up. We were in a 4Runner with 33” tires and A-Trac was put to work. Really enjoyed the trail.
Drew Shivley
Jul 04, 2023
2021 Jeep Gladiator
Obstructed
Deep Snow
Timothy Broughton
Jun 29, 2023
4x4
Obstructed
Deep Snow

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