2 miles
Distance
111 ft
Climb
-1,370 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

7:30 Mine Road Details

  • Riding area
    Georgetown
    Georgetown, Colorado
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Doubletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

Being a former road, the trail is wide and stony, with a fairly easy grade.

All along the trail you can see the town of Silver Plume, with Clear Creek running through it, down below. At about the one mile mark, you will cross a field of trees downed by an avalanche. Following this, you’ll come to an old brown shack that is still mostly standing. Take the time to look around, then continue to follow the trail leading west, where there are more buildings to be found.

Along the trail, you’ll find various debris and dilapidated buildings. A pair of cables cross the trail three times. A favorite find was a small cave dug out of the solid rock mountainside. A short tunnel leads to a solid wood door. Behind the door is a very small stone room—no tunnels! Because there are no rotting timbers or loose soil, it is safe to explore this cave. As you progress, you will see a few mine shafts that have been reclaimed by the placement of metals grates across the openings.

Shortly before the end of the hike is the Griffin Memorial. It's on a side spur which you'll recognize by the metal grate on the right; the spur goes left. The memorial is a granite obelisk erected on a dramatic, sheer cliff in honor of Clifford Griffin. Local legend has it that he was playing his fiddle one night on the cliff, when the music stopped and a shot rang out. Details aren’t known, but the shot is attributed to either his brother or himself.

Past the memorial, the trail becomes slightly more dangerous. It crosses a patch of loose rock; be careful crossing here because it’s a long, sheer drop down the mountain. (People with vertigo or height phobias may not want to go further.) Soon you’ll come to a small creek cascading down the mountainside, decorated with old mining equipment. The trail ends here, though you could cross the creek and explore the ruins on the other side.

source: The Outbound
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More Stats for 7:30 Mine Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,259 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,204 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,463 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,204 ft
  • Grade
    -12.299%
  • Grade max
    -40.402%
  • Grade min
    35.866%
  • Distance climb
    965 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    412 ft
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  • Prevalent Mud
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