The trail for Hancock Pass starts in the ghost town of
St. Elmo, Colorado. The town in very interesting and has lots of
history. ATV rentals are available in town.
Fall is a great time of the year to visit St. Elmo. This picture was
taken on September 14th at the peak of the fall colors.
Hancock Pass follows an old railroad grade up the mountain and is an
easy trail until it finally turns off the rail grade. At that point the
difficulty increases to moderate. We loved our RZR for these
Above mine buildings at the western end of St. Elmo.
Allie Belle mine is one of the most scenic in all of Colorado. The
Jeep road to the mine is very easy and can be accessed by most trucks
Hancock Town has all but vanished but is still very scenic with
Pomery Mountain in the background. Great dual sport trail for
ATV's starting down from the pass. Notice larger rocks on the trail.
The yellows get brighter as it gets later in the day. We
combined Tincup Pass, Hancock Pass, and Cumberland Pass to make a big
loop. We also visited Tomichi Pass, Pomery Lakes, and the Alpine
Tunnel for a total of 80 miles.
Sheep hunter scouting trail near Hancock Pass.
Enjoying the views of the pass from our RZR side by side