The old wagon road (nonmotorized) to the 7:30 Mine climbs steadily above Silver Plume, past relics of the silver boom of the 1880s. Bristlecone pines, lodgepole pines, and aspens line the trail. After 1.5 miles the trail becomes narrower, and occasionally you’ll have to duck under bristlecone pine branches while negotiating a side-sloping slippery route. The Griffin Monument obelisk stands on a rock outcropping below the 7:30 Mine Road near the upper mouth of Brown Gulch. A tad farther up the narrow trail are two rusting boilers from the 7:30 Mine, the remains of which lie across the creek.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Silver Plume|
|Elevation Gain||1,110 ft|
|Skill Level||Most difficult|
|Duration||1.5 to 2.5 hours|
|Season||Mid-June through mid-October|
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