This trail is a combination of Governor Basin rated 2.0 and Sydney Basin rated 2.5. Very scenic plus a tippy spot to get your heart rate up a bit.
Kite Lake trail is an enjoyable 6 mile in-and-out run. It is less traveled than many of the Jeep trails closer to Silverton, but we did meet both ATV and Jeep traffic.
From the well-preserved Mayflower Mill just north of Silverton, across the Animas River, and up into Arrastra Gulch, threads a still-standing aerial tramline, complete with swinging ore buckets suspended in time—all that remains of one of Silverton’s greatest mining operations of the 20th century.
Kendall Gulch is a series of easy Jeep trails very close to Silverton that you can explore at your leisure. Deer Park, Titusville Mine and a tower above Silverton.
Hurricane Basin is an easy, interesting Jeep trail to a beautiful basin. It is maintained by Hinsdale County and is usually in good condition.
The main attractions are scenery and an old boarding house. The old boarding house and an adjoining cabin were being stabilized by HistoriCorps in 2014.
Mineral Point has a short series of Jeep trails through the tundra at almost 12,000'. One small lake that is a good spot for lunch.