3 hour duration 3 miles round trip
Moderate to strenuous for most fitness levels.
Say something interesting about your business here.Do you need help packing for an upcoming adventure, shopping for the right outdoor couture, or finding hiking boots that actually fit? Are you a first-time camper or hiker?
We’ve got you covered!
Owner Kimberly Knox is an outdoor enthusiast with years of experience and volumes of knowledge to share on how to safely navigate the great outdoors and have a ton of fun while you do it.
She’s been an adventure guide in South America, Asia, and Africa, a ski instructor, a volunteer ski patrol, a lifeguard, an outdoor retailer store manager, and an outdoor and ski industry sales representative. She’s skied, hiked, rock climbed, mountain biked, paddle boarded, and river rafted all over the USA and the continents of South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
She knows what’s what, and she can help you prepare for your next adventure!
Having the right gear—including clothes that keep you warm, dry, and comfortable—is essential for enjoying your time outdoors. We can help you find just what you need!
Getting ready for a ski or backpacking trip and not sure what’s essential or how to fit it all in your bag? We can show you what to pack and how to pack it.
Want to try camping, but not sure where to go or what to do? We offer access to local campsites and can help you set up your tent, learn camping basics with “leave no trace” ethics, and offer tips for maximizing your camping experience.
Ready to try your first backpacking trip? We can suggest an appropriate route, give you a packing list, and teach you the basics that will help you build your outdoor knowledge for years to come.
The tour starts in the quaint town of Silver Plume. You will zig-zag up the mountain on the old 7:30 Mine Road with the mountainside above dotted with mines. Explore remnants of cabins, cables, and ore carts. Your view of the breath taking Continental Divide gets better as the town nestled below gets smaller. We will arrive at the top of a cliff overlooking a small waterfall. A tall granite obelisk on the edge of the cliff marks the burial site of Clifford Griffin, brother of the mine’s owner. Historical writings say the ethereal sounds of his violin could be heard on still evenings down in town. Local legend says the obelisk marks the site of one of Silver Plume’s great mysteries.