This stunning ride starts in a ghost town and takes you past former mining camps to the top of Kennebec Pass for panoramic views of the La Plata mountain range. Starting from the tiny town of Mayday, you’ll follow the road originally used by prospectors heading from the 100-year-old La Plata City mining camp to the Muldoon Silver Mine. The road becomes increasingly rocky, steep and winding toward the top, where there is a parking area to stop for lunch, take in the views and access additional trails.

(30.03 km)

Skill Level

Intermediate

Elevation gain

Travel Tips

  • Stock up on supplies in Durango before heading west on Hwy 160.
  • Turn right (north) on 124 and drive to your starting point in Mayday.
  • Opt to extend your ride by starting in the small town of Hesperus instead of Mayday.
  • There is little traffic on this ride so carry bike tools, a tire repair kit, and pump.
  • You’re starting and ending at a high elevation so bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

Hero image and aspen photo credit: Visit Durango

All other images credit: Rhyler Overend at Overend Photo

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