Hiking Project Logo

Saints John Road (FDR 275)

 5.0 (2)

Length


6.7 Miles 10.8 Kilometers


2,611' 796 m

Ascent

-450' -137 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

12,476' 3,803 m

High

10,315' 3,144 m

Low

Shared By Lexi Berger

Conditions


Minor Issues 10 days ago
Dry: Cars with clearance and 4 Wheel Drive CAN drive all the way up,most people hike though and cars will get stuck behind History

Getting forecast...

Visit the Ghost Town of Saints John and the nearby mines.

Lexi Berger

Dogs Off-leash

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Saints John Road is closed to motor vehicles (except snowmobiles) November 23 through May 20 or until road is dry.

(Memorial Day Weekend , '18 - Not passable for cars)

The trail intersects potentially dangerous avalanche paths, especially above Saints John.

Need to Know

You'll commonly see local, friendly dogs off leash. They are locals of Montezuma.

Description

Follow the Saints John Road (FDR 275) from Montezuma toward the old mining town of Saints John for approximately
0.5 miles to the intersection with the Hunkidori Mine Road (FDR 276). Bear to the left (FDR 275) and continue toward Saints John.

The Saints John Mine was the first silver strike in Colorado (1863). This glacial valley boasted a mining camp, library, mill, smelter, and sawmill, but no saloons. Saints John was named after St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist. The end of the road has spectacular views of Grays and Torreys Peaks to the northeast.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Aug 6, 2018
Lexi Berger
2mi

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 2 votes

#1

in Montezuma

#532

Overall
  5.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#1

in Montezuma

#83

in Colorado

#532

Overall
71 Views Last Month
206 Since Jan 17, 2018
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
50%
50%
0%
0%
This is a road and Google lists it as "275". Memorial Day weekend in 2018 the road was barely passable with a 4x4. We parked part way up and had a nice hike up to the ruins & cabins. May 27, 2018

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking