Bolam Pass Trail

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  Total Distance: 24.3 miles
  Elevation: 8,825 - 11,408 feet
  Technical Rating: 2
  Scenic Rating: 7
  Season: July - October
 
Southwest Colorado Unpaved Backroads
 
 
Bolam Pass Trail
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Bolam Pass Trail
Map created with Garmin BaseCamp ©  NAVTEQ 2008-2017 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  All rights reserved.
 

Like most high Colorado pass routes, Indians used the routes before the miners arrived. In this case it was the Ute Indians.

Miners showed up in the early 1860s and the route was surveyed as a railroad route in 1881.

During World War II the route was improve to provide access to the Graysill Mine. This mine produced vanadium ("red cake") and uranium ("yellow cake") used in the first atomic bombs. The mine continued to produce until 1963.

   
Route Information: San Juan National Forest
  701 Camino del Rio
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-4874
 
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Modified On: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:36 PM
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