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blueBlack Saints John Road (FDR 275)

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Trail

6.7 mile 10.8 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,611' 796 m
Descent: -450' -137 m
High: 12,476' 3,803 m
Low: 10,315' 3,144 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Lexi Berger

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

Lexi Berger

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.

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Dec 23, 2018
Stephen Pack
Aug 6, 2018
Lexi Berger
2mi

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 2 votes

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in Montezuma

#670

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in Montezuma

#102

in Colorado

#670

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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

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