San Juan County Road 2

Silverton, Colorado (SanJuan County)

Last Updated: 04/29/2022
3.3 / 5 ( 19 reviews )
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Highlight: San Juan County Road 2
San Juan County Road 2 is a connector road between the town of Silverton and Animas Forks. It provides access to numerous campgrounds, both public and commercial, and popular four-wheel-drive roads such as Burns Gulch, Maggie Gulch, Picayne Gulch, California Pass, Engineer Pass and Cinnamon Pass (the Alpine Loop) . Animas Forks, an historic uninhabited town, is an attraction unto itself. Numerous buildings have been restored to near-period condition, and plentiful interpretive markers describe history of the structures and the persons who once inhabited them. Ample parking is available at Animas Forks, and there are public restrooms on the south end of the parking area.


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1. Trailhead at End of Pavement (0 mi)
Proceed straight on County Road 2. The trailhead is marked with a sign indicating the end of pavement.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Silverton

From Silverton: travel east on Main Street through downtown; turn right at the edge of town onto County Road 2. Follow County Road 2 as it curves toward the north. After two miles, the pavement ends. This is the trailhead.



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Tracy Barker

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Tracy is an outdoor enthusiast originally from north Alabama. His family moved to central Utah when Tracy was a child, and subsequently to southern Utah, where he fell in love with the Rocky Mountains. His favorite activities are family trail rides and camping with small groups. He started many years ago in his dad's F-150 pickup truck, and subsequently his own 4x4 acquisition, a 1975 Ford Bronco (in 1991).
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