Located just a few miles up Guanella pass from Georgetown, Silver Dale offers a 4.2 mile trail network which is well-marked and open year-round for hiking and snowshoeing.
ABOUT: Beginner oriented (non-motorized) trail network with a few intermediate sections, open year-round. Three, well-marked, color coded “loops” enable easy route navigation among six short trails within Silver Dale; Sporting Times, Railbed, Clear Branch, Chicago Road, Highline Trail, and Anna Trail, offer mountain views and river access for walkers, hikers and mtn bikers. Silver Dale is an old mining area and QR coded markers provide info on historic sites - Colorado Central Mill is a highlight for visitors. The Highline Trail continues on, steeply winding its way to the top of Saxon Mtn for those in search of a serious workout. The Rutherford Trail connects from the Sporting Times Trail for those wishing to access Silver Dale from Georgetown.