South Mineral

4.2/5 (6 reviews)
South Mineral is a picturesque trail well south of the more popular routes in the Alpine Loop area and filled with its own natural gems. Visitors looking for easily accessible camping have plenty of options with multiple free designated camping areas, a large improved campground, and dispersed sites... Read More
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Highlights of South Mineral

Camping Category Icon Camping
Forest Category Icon Forest
Mine Category Icon Mine
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
10699 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
585
Nearest Town
Silverton
Nearest Services
Silverton
Management Agency
San Juan National Forest
District
Columbine Ranger District

Overview

South Mineral is a picturesque trail well south of the more popular routes in the Alpine Loop area and filled with its own natural gems. Visitors looking for easily accessible camping have plenty of options with multiple free designated camping areas, a large improved campground, and dispersed sites towards the trail's end. If you enjoy sleeping to the sound of running water, you're in for a treat. The trail directly follows South Mineral Creek for the entire journey. Traffic during the busy season can be high due to the camping and the very popular Ice Lakes hiking trail across from the South Mineral Campground. It's worth the time to travel past the South Mineral Campground and get to the heart of the trail with epic views of Rolling Mountain, multi-tier beaver ponds, and mining remnants.

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14 Waypoints
44 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
6 Community Reviews
1 Video
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