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


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Map Key

6.7

Miles

10.8

KM

Point to Point

12,476' 3,803 m

High

10,315' 3,144 m

Low

2,611' 796 m

Up

450' 137 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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.

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Da Burger

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Photos

Ruins of Saints John town from the 1860s
May 27, 2018 near Keystone, CO
Ruins of a Cabin along Sts John Rd.
May 26, 2022 near Keystone, CO
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