|Typically Open:||07/01 - 11/01|
|Highest Elevation:||12674 feet|
|Duration:||About 30 minutes|
|Shape of Trail:||Connector|
|Best Direction to Travel:||East|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Silverton|
|Official Road Name:||San Juan County Road 10|
|Management Agency:||San Juan National Forest|
|District:||Antonito Ranger District|
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.
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.
Starting Point: Ouray, CO