Hermit Pass Road Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A rough road past a high lake to 13,000-foot Hermit Pass, with access to Hermit Peak, Rito Alto Peak, and Rito Alto Lake. This is a popular road that gets heavy use up to Hermit Lake during the summer months. Avoid weekends and holidays to escape most of the crowds.
From the intersection of CO 69 and CO 96 in Westcliffe, drive south on CO 69 for 0.3 mile; turn right (west) onto Hermit Road (CR 160). After approximately 6 miles, the road turns sharply to the right then back to the left. At this point the road gets rougher as it climbs for another 2 miles to the intersection with the Rainbow Trail (1336) on the right (north)."