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King Solomon Mountain, CO

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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance One Way 3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 13,191 feet
Elevation Gain 2,840 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,900 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 12.66
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Historic, Perennial Waterfall, Perennial Creek & Peak
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  7:23am - 5:21pm
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Nearby Area Water
Highland Mary Lakes Trail #606
1.2 mi away
8.0 mi
Cunningham Gulch
1.3 mi away
5.2 mi
1,380 ft
Rio Grande Reservoir Rd to Molas Pass - CT #24
2.6 mi away
20.2 mi
Whitehead Trail #674
3.7 mi away
8.0 mi
1,287 ft
Alpine Loop Scenic Byway
Alpine Loop Scenic Byway
3.8 mi away
65.0 mi
3,300 ft
Molas Lake
6.1 mi away
0.5 mi
75 ft
Elk Creek Trail #503
6.5 mi away
8.5 mi
201 ft
Molas Pass - Co. Trail #665
7.1 mi away
5.0 mi
237 ft
Molas Pass to Bolam Pass Road - CT #25
7.1 mi away
20.9 mi
4,247 ft
Storm King Peak Summit Trail
7.4 mi away
14.7 mi
5,925 ft
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King Solomon Mountain is a 3 mile one way hike with 2,900 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 40 miles north-northeast of Durango Colorado. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.

The Trail starts in Cunningham Gulch and Steeply climbs up Dives Basin. Finding the trail head could be difficult. Find a way across the creek and if you cannot find the trail, just start heading up and you will intersect it. This trail in unmaintained and fades oin and out once your high into the basin. The trail will lead to the saddle between King Solomon and Little Giant Peak. This saddle has many interesting crystals covering it. From the saddle make your way northeast up the ridge line of king Solomon Mtn. The Ridge is an easy scramble up to the thin peak.

This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.


    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive

    To hike
    From Silverton take rd 110 heading towards Cinnamon Pass. Take a right up Cunningham Gulch. The trail is near a camp site near the back of the valley. The trail head can be hard to find. If you look hard enough you will see a trail heading up the mountain.
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