Hancock Lake Trail 1422

Colorado

Distance3.0mi
Elevation Gain1,587ft
Trailhead Elevation11,655ft
Top12,145ft
Elevation Min/Max11217/12145ft
Elevation Start/End11655/11655ft

Hancock Lake Trail 1422

Hancock Lake Trail 1422 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in , Colorado. It is within San Isabel National Forest. It is three miles long and begins at 11,655 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,587 feet. This trail connects with the following: Hancock Lake Cr295.

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Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1 (FunTreks)
Charles A. Wells
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"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, which requires passing through a fairly rocky section. The second is to the Alpine Tunnel over a well-maintained and easy ledge road. This road has signs along the way to explain the history of the area. ATVs can unload at a small parking area near Hancock Townsite. There are several fairly rocky sections but this trail is passable by stock, high-clearance vehicles with low-range gearing. Skid plates are helpful. The drive should not be attempted if snow is on the trail. Alpine Tunnel Road 839 is an easy graded gravel road."

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Trail Information

Gunnison National Forest; San Isabel National Forest
Local Contacts
Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer; San Isabel National Forest map, Gunnison National Forest map; Trails Illustrated Salida, Saint Elmo #130
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