The trail is steep and narrow with many switchbacks at the beginning. Travel time to the Yellow Jacket mine is 4 to 5 hours.
Half of the trails length has ledges and cliffs. Portions of the trail also cross unstable rock and talus. Please use care not to cut switchbacks or throw rocks. Travel off the trail is not advised.
Camping sites are limited and first sites are within a mile of the Yellow Jack mine.
Horses and motorized vehicles are not permitted.
Directions from Ouray: Take Hwy 550 two miles south. Trail parking is on the east side of US 550 immediately south of the tunnel.