The Rock of Ages Trail is a popular route for those climbing Wilson Peak, Mount Wilson, and El Diente Peak in the Lizard Head Wilderness. The trail begins at an elevation of 10,383 feet at the Rock of Ages Trailhead, ascends through spectacular Elk Creek and Silver Pick basins, and ends at an elevation of 13,400 feet at the Rock of Ages Saddle. This 3.7-mile trail is open to horse and foot travel (Note: Horses are prohibited on the trail segment that crosses private land in Silver Pick Basin. See the trail map for details).
Camping is available along Forest System Roads 622 (Silver Pick Road) and 645 (Elk Creek Road). However, camping is prohibited at the trailhead in order to protect adjacent meadow habitat.
At a Glance
||July - October
||Open to hiking and some sections are open to horseback riding.
From Telluride, drive 6 miles west on State Hwy 145. Turn left onto the Silver Pick Road (CR 60M). Proceed for 4.0 miles to the intersection of County Roads 60M and 59H. Turn right onto CR 59H and proceed south for 2.3 miles. Turn right at the Rock of Ages Trail sign onto FSR 645. Proceed for 2.2 miles to the Rock of Ages Trailhead.