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Weehawken - Alpine Mine Overlook

Trail Details

Round Trip 5.6 miles
Starting Altitude 8,800ft
Highest Point 10,800ft
Elevation Gain 2,000ft
Round Trip 4-5 hours


The Alpine Mine, Alpine Mine Overlook and Weehawken trails share a common trailhead on the Camp Bird Road, CR 361. Look for the trailhead sign off the right side of the road beyond the second bridge. Parking: You will find ample parking near the trailhead.


The round trip is 5.2 miles with an altitude gain of 2,200 feet. The first mile of this trail climbs through aspen groves and open meadows. The views of Mt. Hayden are beautiful. The Weehawken and Alpine Mine trails split after 1.3 miles. The Alpine Mine Trail forks to the right and climbs steeply to the Alpine Mine at 2.3 miles, and then goes beyond, at 2.6 miles, to a spectacular overlook where you can look down on the town of Ouray from a perch that inspires eagles.

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