This trail crosses the Continental Divide and has an optional side trip to an old tram house..
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The trail starts near Silverton on a flat graded road:
It goes past (under) the Old Hundred Gold Mine:
Heading up hill:
Still plenty of trees up here:
We decided to take the side road to the Buffalo Boy Tram House:
It gets a bit steeper when you get out of the trees:
You can still see the tram cables coming out of the house:
Inside there are still pulleys and the tramway curving on the ceiling:
And some gearing:
One of the local residents came out to say hello:
Outside there is some old equipment...
...and more old equipment...
...and more flowers...
...and some more flower near a pile of tailings:
Time to head around the side and walk up top:
A small rail way to dump the ore:
We went up the nearby ridge to see what was up there - looking back down at the tram house:
A green valley on the other side:
Talking a rest:
I don't need to rest:
Another view from up top:
Back on the road and after some mis-direction heading toward Stony Pass:
Made it to the pass:
Just past the pass:
Some of the flowers in the area:
We drove down the road a bit and stopped for lunch:
After lunch we walked around a little and explored:
Some flowers in the area:
A snow bridge to cross:
Heading down and looking back at Green Mountain (the peak at Stony Pass):
Still heading downhill:
We stopped at a creek that we thought was the headwaters for the Rio Grand (which was actually further down the road). It was getting late, so we headed back to Silverton from here:
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