|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Highest Elevation:||13082 feet|
|Duration:||About 3 hours 30 minutes|
|Shape of Trail:||Straight Through|
|Best Direction to Travel:||East|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Silverton|
|Official Road Name:||737 and 520|
|Management Agency:||San Juan National Forest and Rio Grande National Forest|
|District:||Divide Ranger District|
Situated in the San Juan Mountains near Silverton, Colorado, Stony Pass crosses the Continental Divide and is one of the longest uninterrupted off-road climbs in the entire state. It used to be a major supply route into Silverton from the east until 1882 when the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad made it obsolete. It became just a road utilized for mining before it was abandoned. The road was reopened as a four-wheel drive route by the US Forest Service in the 1950s. Optional side trips are available that allow you travel up to the historic Buffalo Boy Tram Station and beyond up to 13,000' in elevation. Wildflowers, alpine views, and mining history make this a trip worth taking.
Take the fork uphill. You should air down here, as many parts of the road are very rocky.
Starting Point: Silverton, Colorado