Saint Elmo, CO Trails and Parks

Saint Elmo has 13 trails in the vicinity, including 13 for off-highway drives. These trails range from 2.9 to 22 miles in length. The most popular trails are Hancock Pass and Alpine Tunnel, Baldwin Lakes and Boulder Mountain and Mount Antero and Browns Lake. Trails.com member Jim H. recently completed Grizzly Lake.
  • Tincup Pass and Saint Elmo

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    Saint Elmo, CO

    A beautiful high-elevation route starting and ending at historic, quaint mountain towns. Saint Elmo is one of the most popular ghost towns in Colorado. All of the buildings are privately owned ...
    •  Moderate
    •  Allow 2 hours
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    A beautiful high-elevation route starting and ending at historic, quaint mountain towns. Saint Elmo is one of the most popular ...

  • Mount Antero and Browns Lake

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    Saint Elmo, CO

    No other trail in this book gives the sensation of being so high. You need not drive all the way to the top to enjoy yourself. Except for the last half mile, the road surface is not difficult ...
    •  Difficult
    •  5 to 7 hours for all options
    •  21.6 miles
    •  Guide

    No other trail in this book gives the sensation of being so high. You need not drive all the way to the top to enjoy yourself. ...

  • Iron Chest Mine

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    Saint Elmo, CO

    Classic hard-core trail with historic structures at Iron Chest Mine. The buildings at Iron Chest Mine are over 100 years old and are in relatively good condition given the 12,000-ft. altitude. ...
    •  Difficult
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Classic hard-core trail with historic structures at Iron Chest Mine. The buildings at Iron Chest Mine are over 100 years ...

  • Grizzly Lake

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    Saint Elmo, CO

    Take your camera. The lake, with surrounding mountains, is pure Colorado beauty. Early fishing is best before the wind kicks up. Take insect repellent. Camp spots, near the lake, are limited ...
    •  Difficult
    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Take your camera. The lake, with surrounding mountains, is pure Colorado beauty. Early fishing is best before the wind kicks ...

  • Baldwin Lakes and Boulder Mountain

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    Saint Elmo, CO

    This route features scenic, remote, and lesser-traveled backroads. Camp and fish at Baldwin Lakes. Great for ATVs, especially narrower Boulder Mountain. Staging at several wide spots near start. ...
    •  Moderate
    •  5 to 7 hours for all options
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    This route features scenic, remote, and lesser-traveled backroads. Camp and fish at Baldwin Lakes. Great for ATVs, especially ...

  • Pomeroy Lakes

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    Saint Elmo, CO

    A great little trip for the family. You can see a well preserved cabin and mine within a mile of the start. There are still remnants of an aerial tramway that once carried ore down to the railroad. ...
    •  Moderate
    •  2 to 3 hours for all options
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A great little trip for the family. You can see a well preserved cabin and mine within a mile of the start. There are still ...

  • Hancock Pass and Alpine Tunnel

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    Saint Elmo, CO

    This trail offers just the right amount of challenge for aggressive, stock SUVs. There are outstanding views on the upper section. Two side trips are recommended: The first is to Hancock Lake, ...
    •  Moderate
    •  Up to a half day for all options
    •  16.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail offers just the right amount of challenge for aggressive, stock SUVs. There are outstanding views on the upper ...

  • Tomichi Pass

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    Saint Elmo, CO

    If you are ready to try a difficult trail that doesn’t involve serious rock crawling, this is your opportunity. Views going up are spectacular but the driver won’t be able to enjoy them until ...
    •  Difficult
    •  About 2 hours
    •  11.9 miles
    •  Guide

    If you are ready to try a difficult trail that doesn’t involve serious rock crawling, this is your opportunity. Views going ...

  • Mount Princeton

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    Saint Elmo, CO

    A popular tourist road because of its easy access. A relatively short drive to outstanding views. Road does not go all the way to top. Enjoy famous Mount Princeton Hot Springs. A few small camp ...
    •  Moderate
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    A popular tourist road because of its easy access. A relatively short drive to outstanding views. Road does not go all the ...

  • Boulder Mountain Trail

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    Saint Elmo, CO

    This route, another side road to the Mount Antero Trail, is also rough and rocky but less so than the Mount Antero road. The challenge of this road is that it is narrow with very high drop-offs. ...
    •  Moderate to Difficult
    •  1.25 hours
    •  4.8 miles
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    This route, another side road to the Mount Antero Trail, is also rough and rocky but less so than the Mount Antero road. ...

  • Baldwin Lakes Trail

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    Saint Elmo, CO

    The Baldwin Lakes route is a very rough and rocky side road to the Mount Antero road. The talus roadbed is slippery, and sharp rocks make a flat tire a continual threat. High-clearance 4WDs ...
    •  Moderate to Difficult
    •  1 hour
    •  2.9 miles
    •  Guide

    The Baldwin Lakes route is a very rough and rocky side road to the Mount Antero road. The talus roadbed is slippery, and ...

  • Browns Lake Trail

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    Saint Elmo, CO

    Browns Lake 4WD trail is a side road from the Mount Antero road and sees much less traffic than the more-famous Mount Antero road. After turning off the Mount Antero road, you cross an alpine ...
    •  Moderate
    •  45 minutes
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Browns Lake 4WD trail is a side road from the Mount Antero road and sees much less traffic than the more-famous Mount Antero ...

  • Mount Antero Trail

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    Saint Elmo, CO

    The Mount Antero route starts at the intersection of the road between Nathrop and St. Elmo and FR 277. Special Attractions: A very challenging and famous 4WD trail; Wonderful alpine scenery; ...
    •  Moderate to Difficult
    •  1.75 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Mount Antero route starts at the intersection of the road between Nathrop and St. Elmo and FR 277. Special Attractions: ...