Blain Basin Trail

Enjoy extraordinary views of wildflowers, lakes, streams, and San Juan peaks while hiking the Blain Basin Trail.

  • Distance: 6.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Elevation: 12,152 feet
  • Difficulty: Challenging

Blaine Basin offers spectacular views of the north face of Mount Sneffels, Kismet and Cirque Mountain. Much of the way to the Basin is at an easy grade through forest, partly along Wilson Creek. The round trip is 6.4 miles with an altitude gain of 1,400 feet.


Hiker hiking through Blain Basin
Photo: Daniel Alfonzo Photography

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The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The Ridgway Visitor Center, located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62), will reopen from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September. Hours of operation are Thursday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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