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South Ridge

South Ridge


Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.89600°N / 107.526°W

Object Title: South Ridge

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Class 2

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Page By: mountainmota

Created/Edited: Jun 18, 2004 / Jun 18, 2004

Object ID: 161264

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From Silverton, Colorado, drive north-northeast on CR 2. After about 4 miles you will reach Howardsville, continue north for another 4 miles to Eureka. Here there is a sign recommending 4x4 or high-clearance vehicles. Follow this road for about three more slightly bumpy miles to a sign for Burns Gulch, which will be on your right. This is the Burns/Grouse Gulch Trailhead @ 10,700 feet. If you have a 4x4 and the ability to drive it, you can drive the road up Burns Gulch to about 11,700 feet and considerably shorten your day.

Route Description

From the Burns/Grouse Gulch Trailhead @ 10,700 feet, follow the 4x4 road high into Burns Gulch. At about 11,700 feet the road starts to turn to trail. Follow the good trail southeast to the Jones Peak and Niagara Peak saddle. This saddle sits at about 13,200 feet. From the saddle, continue 0.6 miles on the climbers trail north towards the summit of Jones. The trail goes all the way up, it starts on the west side of the ridge and switches up to the summit. The hike is easy with a couple sections that are steeper towards the summit. Once on the summit, the view is incredible.

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View into Yankee Boy BasinNiagara Peak South ridge trailThe Rio Grande PyramidSouth ridge trailSouth ridge trailJones Mountain summit
South Ridge TrailHandies PeakMines in Burns GulchApproach trail