Hancock Pass

4.7/5 (50 reviews)
Situated near the famous ghost town of St. Elmo and within the San Isabel and Gunnison National Forests, this trail will lead you up and over Hancock Pass and the continental divide at an elevation of 12,140'. You will also travel through some of the most historic and beautiful country that Colorful...Read More
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Highlights of Hancock Pass

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Ghost Town Category IconGhost Town
Iconic Category IconIconic
Mine Category IconMine
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
12127 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
06/15 - 10/31
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
299, 9266
Nearest Town
St. Elmo
Nearest Services
Buena Vista
Management Agency
San Isabel National Forest, Gunnison National Forest
District
Salida Ranger District/Gunnison Ranger District

Overview

Situated near the famous ghost town of St. Elmo and within the San Isabel and Gunnison National Forests, this trail will lead you up and over Hancock Pass and the continental divide at an elevation of 12,140'. You will also travel through some of the most historic and beautiful country that Colorful Colorado has to offer. If alpine passes, turn-of-the-century railroads, mining history, and ghost towns are what you are looking for; this entire area will not disappoint! It is a must-do.

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8 Waypoints
26 Trail Photos
2 Trail Concerns
50 Community Reviews
1 Video
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