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42 mi 67 km of trail 3 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 0 Trails Intermediate Trails 2 Trails Hard Trails 7 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Chicago Basin - 3

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Favorite Sunrise from Windom Peak.
Very Difficult

Chicago Basin 14er Grand Slam

28.9 mi 46.5 km 12,167' Up 3708.44 m Up 12,167' Down 3708.44 m Down

Silverton, CO
Favorite Sunrise from Windom Peak.
Very Difficult

Sunlight and Windom

18.9 mi 30.4 km 6,235' Up 1900.45 m Up 6,235' Down 1900.45 m Down

Silverton, CO
Favorite Hikers stroll into camp with Chicago Basin's Needle Mountains in the background. You wanna go here now, don't you?  Chicago Basin Trail
Very Difficult

Eolus Group

18.9 mi 30.5 km 5,901' Up 1798.77 m Up 5,901' Down 1798.77 m Down

Silverton, CO

Trails in Chicago Basin - 6

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Mt. Eolus
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
Silverton, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Sunlight Peak
Very Difficult
Silverton, CO
Very Difficult
Silverton, CO
16.8 mi 27.1 km #3Needle/Johnson Creek Trail #504
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverton, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverton, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Twin Lakes Approach
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
Silverton, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #5Windom Peak
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
Silverton, CO
21.2 mi 34.2 km #6Endlich Mesa Trail #534
Very Difficult
Silverton, CO
Very Difficult
Silverton, CO

Photos of Chicago Basin - 17

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Sunrise from Windom Peak.
May 3, 2017 near Silverton, CO
Sunlight Spire and Windom Peak from Sunlight Peak. The last day of good weather.
Aug 3, 2018 near Silverton, CO
Be careful on the loose, rocky terrain on Windom Peak's alternate route, the connector with Sunlight Peak.
Apr 23, 2015 near Silverton, CO
Hikers stroll into camp with Chicago Basin's Needle Mountains in the background. You wanna go here now, don't you?  Chicago Basin Trail
Apr 23, 2015 near Silverton, CO
A hiker navigates the bizarre chimney just below Sunlight Peak's summit.
Apr 23, 2015 near Silverton, CO
A view from above.
Apr 22, 2015 near Silverton, CO
The famed "Catwalk" to Mt. Eolus, with the summit in the distance.
Apr 23, 2015 near Silverton, CO
Chicago Basin ~ San Juan Mountains, CO
Apr 22, 2015 near Silverton, CO