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Alpine Tunnel Trail Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX)

Colorado Trail Explorer. Any Activity. Hiking. Biking. Horseback Riding. Motorcycle Riding. ATV Riding. OHV Riding (>50”) Nordic Skiing. Snowmobiling. Snowshoeing. Alpine Tunnel Trail . Trail in San Isabel National Forest, Gunnison National Forest. Get Here. Like. Total Length 3¾mi; Elevation Range

Alpine Tunnel Trail Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

This trail has it all: a historic ghost town, railroad history, primitive high alpine singletrack and a fantastic descent. The trail is a 6.3 mile out and back hike on an old railroad bed that was once the highest railroad tunnel in the world (11,523 ft.) and the first to be built through the Continental Divide.

Alpine Tunnel Trailhead Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX)

COTREX is a project by the Colorado DNR and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Alpine Tunnel Trail Colorado Trails TrailLink

Alpine Tunnel Trail spans 2.7 mi. from US Forest Service Road 295 (5.5 miles south of St. Elmo) to Alpine Tunnel (San Isabel National Forest). View amenities, descriptions, reviews, photos, itineraries, and directions on TrailLink.

Alpine Tunnel Trail Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX)

Colorado Trail Explorer. Any Activity. Hiking. Biking. Horseback Riding. Motorcycle Riding. ATV Riding. OHV Riding (>50”) Nordic Skiing. Snowmobiling. Snowshoeing. Alpine Tunnel Trail . Trail in San Isabel National Forest, Gunnison National Forest. Get Here. Like. Total Length 3¾mi; Elevation Range

Alpine Tunnel Trailhead Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX)

COTREX is a project by the Colorado DNR and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Alpine Tunnel Mountain Biking Trail Salida, CO

Sep 23, 2019 Alpine Tunnel is a 2 mile moderately popular green mixed trail located near Salida Colorado. This mountain bike primary trail can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating with a 420 ft green climb.

Hancock Pass, Alpine Tunnel FunTreks

It is not a moderate trail with a few obstacles, it is a miles-long rock garden. I saw only ATV and UTV traffic. Only the larger, long-arm suspension UTVs appeared to be enjoying the trail. 7/14/2019 Submitted by Paul From the alpine tunnel trailhead, I got 1.5 miles up. Scouted ahead and found trail blocked by snow. Turned around while I still

Trails Alpine Tunnel Trail Fourteener Country's #1

The 1,845-foot Alpine Tunnel cuts under Altman Pass and served the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad from Denver to St. Elmo and Gunnison. Completed in 1881 after 18 months of construction, it was the first train tunnel across the Continental Divide and was lined and supported by California redwoods. Unfortunately, those timbers are now so completely rotted that both

Alpine Tunnel, Colorado An Engineering Marvel Legends

Palisades, Alpine Tunnel, Colorado today, by Reletta Clumsky. However, just beyond Sherrod, where the road comes to a “Y”, with one really rocky path leading to Hancock and the other to the Alpine Tunnel, the trail becomes very narrow, steep in places, and extremely rocky. This is the point that we would not traverse again in a jeep, and

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

COLORADO Parks and Wildlife Department of Natural Resources 2021-2022 Off-Highway Vehicle Program State Trail Grant A lication Date of Application: 12/4/20 o Name of Project: Alpine Tunnel and Palisades Repair (Please limit the project name to 5 words or less) Total Project Cost: $151,628 Grant Request: $90,100

Historic tunnel near Pitkin Jeep the USA

The Alpine Tunnel was once the highest railroad tunnel in the world. At an altitude of 11,523 feet, it was the first tunnel to be built through the Continental Divide. The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad began the work of connecting St Elmo to Pitkin, Colorado in November, 1879 with a construction crew working at either end to connect

Road Closed on West Side of Alpine Tunnel. Fine $ Question

Sep 13, 2016 The Alpine Tunnel Complex is a very popular destination, extremely significant with the development of that area (during the mining days) and provides a good summer economy for Pitkin and surrounding communities. If we loose the Alpine Tunnel Complex, I feel it will be a big blow to the area.

Tunnel Road Damage

On February 12 Matt Buchanan, Bill Woodard, and Pete Olson traveled the old Stage Coach trail and at the bottom of the slide noticed and photographed the damaged palisade. Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Olson have provided information and photos to the Forest Service and the Alpine Tunnel Association.

CDT: Alpine Tunnel Mountain Bike Trail in St Elmo

This was the first alpine ride I did when I moved to Colorado. The route starts out easy up the dirt road to Hancock (Watch for Jeeps and ATVs on weekends). The trail begins to climb toward Alpine Tunnel but is still moderate at best. From the Tunnel the trail gets steep rising to the Continental Divide Trail.

FS 839 Alpine Tunnel 4x4 Road Mountain Bike Trail

This 10 mile road makes for a pleasant climb and way to get to the Alpine Tunnel connector and CDT Alpine Tunnel. It also makes for a scenic and historic out and back ride. While there isn't any singletrack on this 10 mile stretch, the scenic and historic nature of this road makes it worth the ride. The road starts just past the town of Pitkin, CO.

Trail Crew Schedule Colorado Trail Foundation

Parking is available nearby for those without HCVs. A daily 2-mile hike (one-way) with 800 ft of elevation gain on a 4WD road will be required to reach the project location. Crew day off can be used to hike to the historic Alpine Tunnel or mountain bike to the Tincup Pass road, or for a more relaxing outing, soak in Mount Princeton Hot Springs.

Alpine Tunnel: Historic Railroad Route & Site at

Colorado Railroad History At Its Best During Colorado's settlement era in the late 1800s, a railroad route was needed to cross the Continental Divide in Central Colorado. A remote and mountainous area between the once-bustling mining towns of St. Elmo and Pitkin was selected as a site to build a 1,771 foot tunnel. The railroad and tunnel were eventually abandoned in the early 1900s as mining

Alpine Tunnel Trailhead Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX)

COTREX is a project by the Colorado DNR and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Trails Alpine Tunnel Trail Fourteener Country's #1

The 1,845-foot Alpine Tunnel cuts under Altman Pass and served the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad from Denver to St. Elmo and Gunnison. Completed in 1881 after 18 months of construction, it was the first train tunnel across the Continental Divide and was lined and supported by California redwoods. Unfortunately, those timbers are now so completely rotted that both

Alpine Tunnel Colorado ghost towns

Destination: East Portal of the Alpine Tunnel. General Location: 2 miles west of Hancock How To Get There: From the town of Hancock, cross the small bridge and park. The trailhead is well marked. Difficulty: This trail can be hiked or travled on mountain bike, and in places the remains of the railroad ties can be seen.

Alpine Tunnel: Historic Railroad Route & Site at

Colorado Railroad History At Its Best During Colorado's settlement era in the late 1800s, a railroad route was needed to cross the Continental Divide in Central Colorado. A remote and mountainous area between the once-bustling mining towns of St. Elmo and Pitkin was selected as a site to build a 1,771 foot tunnel. The railroad and tunnel were eventually abandoned in the early 1900s as mining

FS 839 Alpine Tunnel 4x4 Road Mountain Bike Trail

This 10 mile road makes for a pleasant climb and way to get to the Alpine Tunnel connector and CDT Alpine Tunnel. It also makes for a scenic and historic out and back ride. While there isn't any singletrack on this 10 mile stretch, the scenic and historic nature of this road makes it worth the ride. The road starts just past the town of Pitkin, CO.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

COLORADO Parks and Wildlife Department of Natural Resources 2021-2022 Off-Highway Vehicle Program State Trail Grant A lication Date of Application: 12/4/20 o Name of Project: Alpine Tunnel and Palisades Repair (Please limit the project name to 5 words or less) Total Project Cost: $151,628 Grant Request: $90,100

Colorado Central Magazine The monthly magazine for trail

Sep 01, 2013 The final train through Alpine Tunnel was in November of 1910. Fourteen years later the rail was removed. Volunteer efforts to preserve the area began in 1994 and then again in 2010 when interpretive signs, stabilization and reconstruction efforts were undertaken by History Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service and others.

Trail Crew Schedule Colorado Trail Foundation

Parking is available nearby for those without HCVs. A daily 2-mile hike (one-way) with 800 ft of elevation gain on a 4WD road will be required to reach the project location. Crew day off can be used to hike to the historic Alpine Tunnel or mountain bike to the Tincup Pass road, or for a more relaxing outing, soak in Mount Princeton Hot Springs.

Alpine, Colorado: the Town That Wouldn’t Die Jan MacKell

Jan 30, 2018 The purpose of the tunnel, which was largely financed by Colorado Governor John Evans, was to extend the rails of the Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad to Gunnison. At over 11,500′ in elevation, Alpine Tunnel was no place for the weak. The railroad ended up offering free transportation to any man who came to work on the tunnel.

Tunnel Road Damage

On February 12 Matt Buchanan, Bill Woodard, and Pete Olson traveled the old Stage Coach trail and at the bottom of the slide noticed and photographed the damaged palisade. Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Olson have provided information and photos to the Forest Service and the Alpine Tunnel Association.

Alpine Tunnel East 4WD Route- St. Elmo, Colorado YouTube

For the full trail guide please visit:https://trailsoffroad/trails/321-alpine-tunnel-eastSituated near the famous ghost town of St. Elmo and within t...

Alpine Tunnel Trail and Hancock Pass Jeeping Off-Road

Alpine Tunnel Trail and Hancock Pass I’m not much into trains and railroads although I am constantly drawn to old steam engine train rides around the world. When Dave suggested we take a side trail up to the collapsed Alpine Tunnel we didn’t hesitate.

Colorado ATV Trails ATV Trails in Colorado Quartz

The Alpine Tunnel Trail is the most well-known trail in the area following the D&SP between St. Elmo and Gunnison. The Alpine Tunnel remains one of the most brilliant engineering feats in railroad history. Construction on the tunnel began in the 1880’s from both ends of the planned tunnel.

Hancock Pass: 2020 Trail Map, Conditions & Difficulty onX

Hancock Road and the Alpine Tunnel Road were built along the original railroad grade that passed through the Alpine Tunnel in the 1880s. Several railroad structures still remain. Forest Road 839 was damaged at the Palisades by an avalanche in February 2016, and the road remains closed.