Burns Gulch

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4.3/5 (5 reviews)
Silverton, Colorado (SanJuan County)
Last Updated: 07/22/2023

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Burns Gulch is one of the few trail opportunities you get to cross the Animas River and get those dusty tires wet. Like many other roads around Silverton, this 4wd road is relatively easy to drive but provides spectacular views of the endless giant peaks you are surrounded by. The road takes you to the bowl formed by 13,866' Jones Mountain and 13,812' Niagara Peak where you can look back down the valley to see the pristine ghost town of Animas Forks and gaze upon its rustic remains. This trail is popular with hikers looking to scale the two 13ers, or to take the southern route into American Basin.
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