Where exactly does the hike start and how far can you get to the start with a non four wheel drive car?
The trail head is 6.3 miles west of Silverton CO, along South Fork Mineral Creek, just shy of South Mineral Campground. It is readily accessible with a non-four-wheel-drive vehicle.
Take U.S. 550 (the "Million Dollar Highway") northwest out of Silverton, then take road 585 on the left (2.1 miles out of Silverton). Stay on 585 for 4.2 miles, parking is on the right.
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