Alpine Tunnel / Hancock Pass For OHV Driving

The 54th most popular off-highway vehicle trail in Colorado.

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Southwest of Buena Vista near Nathrop, the Alpine Tunnel / Hancock Pass route is a 20 mile OHV route along an old railroad grade. It runs beneath the Divide and over Hancock Pass.

Note: Colorado residents must register their off-highway vehicle with the Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437. Non-residents are not required to register in Colorado, if they are registered in their home states. All off-highway vehicles must have an approved muffler and spark arrester. These requirements are subject to change so make sure to contact the Colorado State Parks prior to using your off-highway vehicle.

Overall, Alpine Tunnel / Hancock Pass is the 54th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 61 OHV routes in Colorado. Several of the better ohv/4wd trails are nearby Alpine Tunnel / Hancock Pass including Texas Creek OHV Area, St Elmo / Tincup / Pitkin Loop, Chinaman Gulch and Grizzly Lake Trail.


Local Contact(s):  San Isabel National Forest (719) 539-3591; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; ATV Mountain Adventure Rentals (719) 395-6460; All Season ATV Rentals.

Recommended Book:  "Guide To Colorado 4WD Trails" from Charles Welss

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Antero Hot Spring Cabins (719) 539-8204; Quartz Creek Lodge, Pitkin

Breakfast Restaurant:  Frenchys Cafe, Tincup; Pitkin General Store

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  3/26/2018

ID:  19056


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