0(0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD) This trailhead is accessed via the free Gondola found in Mountain Village and Telluride. Free day parking is available at the parking garage in Mountain Village.
From the center of Telluride, head west on W Colorado Ave toward N Aspen St. After 3.4 miles, at the roundabout, take the second exit onto CO-145 heading south. After 1.7 miles, take a left (East) onto Mountain Village Blvd. After 1.6 miles, turn left into the Mountain Village Parking Garage located behind the Mountain Village Market. The lower gondola is found just East of the garage. Once in Village Plaza, walk to the second gondola leading to the San Sophia Station.