Location: San Juan Mountains
Directions: Outside Silverton, take C.R. 110, turn right on C.R. 4.
Time: Only 6 miles to the summit, and 19 miles to Kite Lake.
Stony Pass has lots of possibilities…you can go the short trip to the summit, you can go on to Kite Lake, or you can go all the way to Creede! I went to the summit and returned the way I came. It’s a short trip, but scenic. The route you take leads to the Old One Hundred Gold Mine Tour and you will pass underneath an old ore bucket, so look overhead for it! The summit of Stony Pass has lots of wildflowers and small creeks and waterfalls. You can continue on to Kite Lake or Creede.