Romley

Nathrop, Colorado 81236

Romley

Romley Professional Review and Guide

"The Chalk Creek valley holds remnants of its fascinating history and a tour perfect for a family outing. There is fascinating history in the Chalk Creek valley. St. Elmo, the center of early mining in the valley, is a charming, living remnant from those days.

With several summer residents, it all but shuts down in winter. The grade on this tour is gentle; perfect for a family outing. Passing above the town site of Romley, it uses the old train bed to Hancock, from which the tracks continued under the Continental Divide by way of an 1881 engineering marvel, the Alpine Tunnel. There are several ruins of old mines on the tour and stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of the Sawatch Range."

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2/20/2010
Beautiful hike on an old railroad alignment. There were a couple of snowmobiles that were very polite when passing.
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3/10/2008
This was a great, easily accessible showshoeing trail. The drive to St Elmo is beautiful and a the trail was great for taking dogs. The ony major drawback was the abundance of showmobiles roaring by.
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Trail Information

Nathrop
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
6.4
Distance
607 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
80 minutes up, 45 minutes down
Duration
Early December to early March
Season
9,976 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,563 feet
Top Elevation
San Isabel National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Saint Elmo
Local Maps

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Aug 2018