Cinnamon Pass Road

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  Total Distance: 24.4 miles
  Elevation: 8,871 - 12,630 feet
  Technical Rating: 3
  Scenic Rating: 9
  Season: June - October
 
Southwest Colorado Unpaved Backroads
 
 
Cinnamon Pass Road
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Cinnamon Pass Road
Map created with Garmin BaseCamp ©  NAVTEQ 2008-2017 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  All rights reserved.
 

 

Cinnamon Pass Road is part of the Alpine Loop in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. It's counterpart is Engineer Pass Road. This route is opened by snowplow early in the season. (usually open by Memorial Day) Cinnamon Pass Road provides access to many historic mining towns. Be warned though, in the summer Cinnamon Pass Road is an extremely popular 4WD route.


The North Fork Cutoff is used to link Cinnamon Pass Road and Engineer Pass Road at the west end of the Alpine Loop.

Like many trails/roads in Colorado, the Cinnamon Pass Road was travelled originally by Native American Indians, in the case Ute Indians.

The first documented travel was in the early 1860s when Charles Baker used the Cinnamon Pass in his exploration of the San Juan mountains. In the early 1870s, Albert Burrows and the Hayden Survey party crossed over the Cinnamon Pass.

Historic Sites: Sherman, Whitecross, Burrows Park, Tellurium, Sterling, Animas Forks

Campgrounds: Mill Creek

Trailheads: Silver Creek, Grizzly Gulch

Connecting Routes: North Fork Cutoff, Engineer Pass Road, Carson Ghost Town Trail, Animas Forks Road

   
Route Information: San Juan National Forest
  701 Camino del Rio
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-4874
   
  Lake City Chamber of Commerce
3rd and Silver Streets
Lake City, CO 81235
(970) 944-2527
   
  Silverton Chamber of Commerce
414 Green Street
Silverton, CO 81433
(970) 387-5654
 
 
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