Hurricane Pass

Silverton, Colorado (SanJuan County)
Last Updated: 06/02/2018
4.3/5 (3 reviews)
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Status: Impassable
Typically Open: 07/01 - 11/01
Length: 2.2 miles
Highest Elevation: 12674 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Silverton
Nearest Town w/ Services: Silverton
Official Road Name: San Juan County Road 10
Management Agency: San Juan National Forest
District: Antonito Ranger District
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Highlights

Highlight: Hurricane Pass

Hurricane Pass is unique in the San Juan Mountains in that almost the entire length of the trail is situated above timberline. This offers travelers the opportunity to observe high alpine wildlife such as Marmots in relatively close proximity. In addition, gorgeous wildflowers abound in late July contrasting the jagged, rocky peaks that seem to extend forever in all directions.

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Weather

7 day forecast for Hurricane Pass

Route Information

Technical Rating:
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Waypoints

1. Trailhead

The trailhead is situated at the end of Corkscrew Pass Trail. The initial climb from the trailhead is a shelf road but visibility is excellent allowing oncoming traffic to clear before starting the trail. The historic Mogul Mine can be seen across the valley at this point.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 37.910349, -107.645357

Starting Point: Ouray, CO

**From Ouray:** Beginning at the corner of US 550 and 6th Avenue in Ouray. Travel south on US 550 for 7.9 miles. Follow signs for Ironton Park. On the east side of US 550 is large structure of rocks that resembles a dam. Head east here and follow Corkscrew Pass trail for 4.8 miles. At the end of Corkscrew Pass continue east on San Juan County Road 10. **From Silverton:** Beginning at the corner of W. 12th Street and Greene Street in Silverton. Follow Greene Street northeast for 0.6 miles. Turn left on Colorado Highway #110 and continue north for 6.5 miles. Turn slightly left on to San Juan County Road 10 and continue north for an additional 1.5 miles. The trailhead is at the intersection of San Juan County Road 10 and the Corkscrew Pass Trail.

Camping

Not allowed

Writer Information

Greg Stokes

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Greg Stokes Is a Colorado native, born and raised in Colorado Springs. He has been off-roading since childhood, his parents say his first trip was a Jeep run over Medano Pass when he was only 14 Months old. Greg has been at the wheel of everything from dirtbikes, ATV's, early Jeep CJ5's that he has restored, Wranglers, and presently explores in a 1997 80 Series Toyota Land Cruiser and a 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 motorcycle. Greg is a proud Husband and Father of 3. His passion in the off road world is the vehicle-reliant world of Overlanding. He hopes to one day make it to Canada to Explore the Yukon and Northwest territories.

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Trail Reviews (5)

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
Great views above timberline. Trail was in good condition.

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
The views are amazing and trail is in good condition. Watch out for large herds of sheep and their guardian dogs.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Declared open all the way through per the San Juan national forest. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/maps-pubs/?cid=fsbdev3_002300

Author: Official Crew
Status: Partially Open
Offroaded on:
Snow has fallen making this trail impassable until next season, closed at the top by snow according to the U.S Forest Service. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/maps-pubs/?cid=fsbdev3_002300

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
My trip came out from Lake Como, crossing the pass at Hurricane then on downward towards the junction at Corkscrew. My best recollection was of a wide and open track, apart from the shelf road overlooking Lake Como. Otherwise this is an easier section of the San Juans than most. We were 7 hours into our excursion at this point, on a trip over a year ago, so my details on this bit are somewhat hazy, but the views coming through the Red Mountains above the timberline are expansive and unique.