Saints John Road #275


The Saints John Road takes you past the old mining town of Saints John. This drainage offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities for the OHV enthusiast. From the town of Saints John the road continues to the Wild Irishman Mine and the General Teller Mine. Saints John was originally named Coleyville after John Coley, the man who made the first silver strike in Colorado in 1863. In 1867 the town name was changed to the biblical name of Saints John after Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist, the Patron Saint of Masonry. Saints John was on the route between Montezuma and Breckenridge. The town dwindled during the late 1880s and eventually died in the 1890s. Eventually this road takes you to the top of the Continental Divide where you can connect with other routes in the area.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Keystone, CO; Montezuma, CO (no services)

General Information

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel east on HWY 6 towards Keystone. Just past Keystone, turn right onto Montezuma Road (CR 5). Follow Montezuma Road for 7 miles to the town of Montezuma. Travel through Montezuma toSaints John Road and turn right to access the road. Parking is not allowed along the town streets in Montezuma.



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  Area/Length : 
3.6 miles one-way to General Teller Mine

  Elevation : 
10,305 ft. - 12,373 ft.