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Hancock Pass Alpine Tunnel 4x4 Road

MODERATE 1 reviews
Nathrop, Colorado
Hancock Pass Alpine Tunnel 4x4 Road is a 14.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Nathrop, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

14.2 miles 3143 feet Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving




wild flowers

Fun, challenging SUV trip with lots of history Pass through historic site of Hancock on way to 12,140-ft. Hancock Pass. See restored train depot at Alpine Tunnel. Take short side trip to near ghost town of St. Elmo. Enjoy more difficult side trip to Hancock Lake. Unlicensed vehicles allowed after parking area on County Road 295. Located in Gunnison and San Isabel National Forest. For current conditions call Salida Ranger District (719) 539-3591. Very rocky and slow-going, but okay for aggressive stock SUVs. Skid plates are helpful. The drive should not be attempted if snow is on the trail. F.S. 839 to Alpine Tunnel is a high shelf road, but easy.

22 days ago

Beautiful trail on old railroad bed. Informative markers along the trail. Ties still embedded in trail are hard on the soles of your feet.