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After concluding our trip along Cinnamon Pass, and visiting the ghost town of Aminas Fork (worth the visit if you're into history), this route represented the "easy" way out of the deep mountain trails. We encountered lots of OHV traffic and observed only a handful of dispersed camping sites just south of Animas Fork, all of which were taken. The scenery is interesting (waterfalls, abandoned mines, snowbank creating a tunnel on the river, marmots galore).
The ride down the road was a very dusty experience because of all the traffic driving down with us and coming up towards us. The road is very rocky and rough in spots requiring slower progress than we anticipated based the rating. To avoid braking, we kept it in low 4 the entire way down until waypoint 3. Don't expect to hurry down this route. It's a bit of a slow roll. Expect to encounter dust. After waypoint, 3, you can make better time into Silverton.
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