Cunningham Gulch

3.6/5 (10 reviews)
Only 10 minutes from Silverton, Cunningham Gulch is a popular camping, hiking, and fishing trail that follows Cunningham Creek past many old mines and cascading waterfalls to the bottom of Spencer Basin. This trail offers stunning high alpine valley views and is rich with mining history. This fant...Read More
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Highlights of Cunningham Gulch

Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Mine Category IconMine
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
10815 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
4 & 589
Nearest Town
Silverton
Nearest Services
Silverton
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management,
District
Gunnison Field Office

Overview

Only 10 minutes from Silverton, Cunningham Gulch is a popular camping, hiking, and fishing trail that follows Cunningham Creek past many old mines and cascading waterfalls to the bottom of Spencer Basin. This trail offers stunning high alpine valley views and is rich with mining history. This fantastic backcountry trail is one of the quickest ways to access the Continental Divide Trail and incredible fishing at Highland Mary Lakes.

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Trail Guide Overview
13 Waypoints
41 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
10 Community Reviews
1 Video
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