Tincup Pass

4.8/5 (99 reviews)
Cutting through two National Forests and crossing the Continental Divide at 12,154 feet, Tincup Pass offers beautiful high alpine views while following the same route used by miners and prospectors searching for their fortunes in the late 1800s. This relatively easy route takes you from one histori...Read More
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Highlights of Tincup Pass

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Ghost Town Category IconGhost Town
Overland Category IconOverland
Rock Category IconRock
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
12158 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
5/16 - 2/28
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
267, 7267
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

Cutting through two National Forests and crossing the Continental Divide at 12,154 feet, Tincup Pass offers beautiful high alpine views while following the same route used by miners and prospectors searching for their fortunes in the late 1800s. This relatively easy route takes you from one historic mountain town right into another. St. Elmo is a true ghost town built during the mining boom of the 1880s, while Tincup, originally called Virginia City, has been resurrected as a popular summer destination with many historic buildings still in use today.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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28 Waypoints
86 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
99 Community Reviews
1 Video
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