Maggie Gulch

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5/5 (17 reviews)
Silverton, Colorado (SanJuan County)
Last Updated: 12/07/2023

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Maggie Gulch is a relatively short dead-end trail with very similar scenery and mining history to the area's larger, more well-known trails. Being a dead-end trail, Maggie Gulch does not share the tourist traffic of those other trails. This creates a relaxing journey.

The imposing 13,278-foot Mount Galena looms overhead to the south. Snow is often present late into the summer and never fully melts in a few areas. Maggie Gulch ends at the well-preserved Intersection Mill. Built in the late 1890s, the Intersection Mill is one of the few in the San Juan mountains with its stamps still standing. The boiler and winches can also be seen. Many of the mills in this area were stripped of their iron workings during a scrap metal boom around World War 2. Finding a mill with these workings still intact is truly a unique sight.

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