edcloud Peak and Sunshine Peak are two 14,000+ foot mountain peaks located in the San Juan Range of the Rockies in Colorado, USA. The Redcloud Peak and Sunshine Peak Trail from the Silver Creek Trailhead is a popular hiking trail that leads to the summits of both peaks. The trail is approximately 10 miles round-trip, with an elevation gain of over 4,000 feet.
The trail from the Silver Creek Trailhead takes you through beautiful forests and meadows, as well as along mountain streams. As you progress, the trail becomes steeper and rockier, and it eventually reaches the summit of Redcloud Peak. From there, the trail continues on to the summit of Sunshine Peak.
It is important to be well-prepared for this hike, as it can be dangerous due to the high altitude, rocky terrain, and unpredictable weather. It is recommended to bring plenty of water, food, and appropriate gear, including sturdy hiking boots, a helmet, and proper clothing. Additionally, it is important to check current weather and trail conditions before starting the hike, and to be aware of your physical limitations.
The summits of Redcloud Peak and Sunshine Peak offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, and they are popular destinations for hikers and mountaineers. The hike is considered to be of Medium difficulty, and it requires a strong sense of adventure and a good physical condition.
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This trail can be completed in approx. 2 days. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here