Two Brothers Road

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3.8/5 (11 reviews)
Idaho Springs, Colorado (ClearCreek County)
Last Updated: 07/31/2023
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Two Brothers Road is an easy offroad trail that connects the old mountain mining towns of Idaho Springs and Central City. If you are one that shys away from the highways and would rather take the dirt roads, this is a trail you need to consider. Take a trip through history and revisit the early 1900s structures that once made up the blossoming network of mines surrounding "The Richest Square Mile on Earth".

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3.8/5 (11)
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/22/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Opted for this route instead of Oh My God Road. No traffic on a Saturday, which was nice, lots to see, but the trail itself was nothing special. Good alternate to pavement back to Idaho Springs.
Rated 3/5
Visited: 04/08/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

If you're not in a rush, consider skipping the first section (between waypoints 1 and 2) and take Oh-My-God Road instead. The first part is just a boring and washboardy dirt road. After that it get's a bit more interesting, due to some old mining structures. As of early April, there's no snow or ice.
Trail Review: Two Brothers Road - Dominik Vereno
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/18/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun easy trail. Did this on the way back down after doing Virginia canyon road.
Trail Review: Two Brothers Road - Carson Howalt
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Very cool trail through Idaho Springs. Did it as a loop with Virginia Canyon Road. Not hard in anyway, almost any vehicle would be fine. Snow along the whole way but not much, a little ice too. Fun scenic route if you’re in the area.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/06/2020

Short and easy trail. Not a lot of old mining structures but a couple of cool things to see.
Trail Review: Two Brothers Road - John Walesa
Trail Review: Two Brothers Road - John Walesa

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