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    Kendall Peak Road Hike

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    15.3 km
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    899 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Kendall Peak Road Hike is a challenging adventure in the San Juan Mountains that will take you along a rugged road for views of nearby mountain peaks. While out hiking the trail, you will traverse the backcountry road as it climbs uphill to an alpine basin that offers stunning views of Kendall Mountain and Kendall Peak. Hikers should take note that this is a multi-use trail that is popular with off-road vehicle drivers, so make sure to exercise caution and share the trail.

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    Route Description for Kendall Peak Road Hike

    If you are in the Silverton area and are looking for a challenging, but non-technical, route that will take you into the mountains for stunning views, then the Kendall Peak Road Hike will be a great option for you. This route is commonly used as an off-road vehicle trail, meaning that the terrain will be rough but the navigation will be straightforward.

    Setting out from the heart of Silverton, you will head to the southeast along E 14th Street and cross over the Animas River. From here, you will head right at the fork in the road in order to make your way south and begin climbing up the mountainside.

    Continuing along the winding road, you will climb uphill through the forest to the south, before the route bends towards the east. Here, the route will begin to climb at a steeper grade, as you traverse the alpine basin to reach a point just below Kendal Mountain and Kendall Peak. Take some time here to enjoy the breathtaking mountain views, before working your way back along the same trail to descend into Silverton.

    Getting to the Kendall Peak Road Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Kendall Peak Road Hike can be found in the town of Silverton, at the corner of Greene St and E 14th St.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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