|Elevation Gain||1,777 ft|
|Elevation Loss||566 ft|
|Starting Elevation||8,156 ft|
|Ending Elevation||9,367 ft|
|Min Elevation||7,789 ft|
|Max Elevation||9,397 ft|
From Cimarroncito, hike south along a broad valley on an easy trail with views across the valley to the west of 10,475-foot Cimarroncito peak. At about 1-1/4 miles pass Waite Phillips' Hunting Lodge, then turn west, up the Cimarroncito creek valley.
In about 1/2 mile, 1-3/4 miles from Cimarroncito, take the northern trail up the North Fork of Cimarroncito Creek. The trail becomes a bit rougher, but also more picturesque, as you progress. As you continue hiking west, you gain elevation while the geology around you gets older.
Just past the 4-1/2 mile point, cross the creek and arrive at Cyphers Mine.
On the Way
At about 1-1/4 miles pass Hunting Lodge. Stop for a cabin tour.
Itinerary 1, day 4
Itinerary 25, day 7
Cimarroncito: rock climbing, rappelling, boulder wall, and showers
Hunting Lodge: cabin tour
Cyphers Mine: blacksmithing, gold panning, mine tour, and Stomp