This trail breaks off to the right at the four-way junction at the high point of the Portland trail. The trail intersects the Portland Mine jeep road in about 1/2 mile. Continue up the jeep road to the Portland Mine. The jeep road provides a different route and views for a loop back to the trailhead and parking area.
Ouray Mountain Rescue, under the direction of the Ouray County Sheriff's Office, is always on call for assistance. The Rescue Team is a volunteer organization of mountaineers, technical climbers, paramedical personnel and a K-9 team. All are experienced in rescue techniques. In order to offset training and equipment expenses, tax-deductible donations are gratefully appreciated. Thank you for your support.