|   Rate it:

Level: Easiest
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 8 riders

Mountain Biking Hancock Road

***   Add a review
#708 of 1,353 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#7,257 in the world

Hancock Road is a 2wd dirt road that runs from Saint Elmo to Hancock. This forms the first leg and the main climb of the Alpine Tunnel Loop, but it'd be great on its own due to the great scenery and the historic mining buildings that this road runs past.

There is also fat biking here on groomed snow mobile trails. Click here for up-to-date snow mobile grooming conditions.

First added by Greg Heil on Oct 1, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Fee required: unknown
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
This trail information is user-generated. Help improve this information by suggesting a correction.
Getting there
St Elmo
I Rode It!   Add to another list

Hancock Road Trail map

Add to or improve this map // Share this map on your website

Local Info

Club Sponsor


Local Bike Shop

Trail checkins

straubad (on Aug 9, 2019)
What's this?

Upcoming Events

Add one

Trail conditions

(on Jan 19, 2017)
login to update

Camping & Lodging

Coming soon!

Hancock Road videos

Add a video
We don't have any videos of this trail yet. Add one here.

Mountain Bike Trails Near St Elmo, Colorado

Advanced | 18 mi
Intermediate | 6 mi
| 3 mi
Intermediate | 10 mi

Rider questions

Add a review



  • John Fisch

    Wide, well maintained dirt road. Usually something I would never do, but it's really quite excellent. The grade is amazingly consistent and makes for a great combination of exercise and scenery. Also, the first leg of the CDT Alpine Tunnel loop, and a great warmup.

    Reply | Thank
  • Scott Anderson

    On fat bikes this is a nice steady climb. Not too steep. It allows you to enjoy the views without sucking too much oxygen. The descent is not hair blazing fast but fun and controlled. A good ride for a beginner with some altitude aclimitization.

    Reply | Thank