The spur road to the west entrance of the Hagerman Tunnel, Ivanhoe Lake Road FR 527.1, is also closed. (Not so much at the top because it’s the ridge line.) Trail up to the top was bumpy but in good shape. This trail is amazing in Summer with wildflowers and Fall for leafing colors. Hagerman Pass is a popular 4-wheel-drive destination on the Continental Divide between Leadville and Basalt. After that it's downhill and easy. Hagerman Pass is one of those trails for us -- a trail we've tried to run in the past but it turned us away. The first 5 miles of the ride are on Hagerman Pass Rd. This hiking trail is friendly for families and leashed dogs. Took this route all the way from Aspen to Leadville today. H ighway 4, west out of Leadville, CO offers a driving adventure that takes you past lakes, among a various assortment of summer wildflowers, and over a high mountain pass … The hiking trails at Hagerman are Harris Creek, Crow Hill, Meadow Pond, Haller's Haven, and Raasch Trail. Please be considerate on the trails and understand right of way protocol. - West approach to Hagerman Pass coming from Basalt on Frying Pan Road FR 532.1: OPEN TO LAKE IVANHOE. 5.5 mile roundtrip. 9 continues around reservoir. Beautiful trail! An excellent hub for hiking, fishing, and visiting historical sites. Length 11.6 miElevation gain 1305 ftRoute type Point to point The Hagerman Tunnel was completed in 1886 and connected Colorado Springs to Aspen. Beautiful hike! Hike along an old railroad grade and then up past a ghost town and lake. He renamed the tunnel after himself and converted it to automobile use. Stream crossings and rocky sections, as well as occasional fallen trees, make the pass diffi-cult to traverse. Got lucky at the top with two bulldozer plows making a path through about 13 feet of snow (they had not opened the gates until 1pm today). Overview. It was insane how many people were up there. A well traveled pack trail over Trail Rider Pass connects the two lakes, south and east of Hagerman. In about 1/2 mile the road splits. 4. Hagerman Pass is located in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, crossing the Sawatch Range west of Leadville. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Snake River Canyon Rim Trail and N/A. Hagerman Pass is still accessible by unimproved road using four-wheel drive vehicles or by hiking. To reach the trail from the Visitor Center, turn right out of the driveway, stay straight and cross the low water crossing, go past the intersection with Hagerman Road, make a hard left at the curve ahead. The pass was named for James J. Hagerman, builder of the Colorado Midland Railroad. Hagerman Pass and Tunnel 2.0 A relatively easy Jeep trail from Leadville over Hagerman Pass and down the other side into the Frying Pan River drainage and the western portal of the Hagerman Tunnel. Came over it all the way from Basalt. The Hagerman Pass, here, crosses the Continental Divide, where the water drainage for the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans seperate. Getting from one side to the other is accomplished by crossing Hagerman Pass at 11,925 feet. Information last updated on September 19th, 2011. See each trail sub-tab for photographs and colorful trail descriptions, written by volunteer Doug Raash. The Colorado Midland/Hagerman Tunnel trail starts on the west side of the Hagerman Pass Road, across from the trailhead parking area (see driving directions). Tons of wildflowers along the trail! Stay to the right and proceed into the Day Use Area. The pass with an elevation of 3,635 m (11,925 ft) was named for James J. Hagerman, a founder of the Colorado Midland Railroad. I kept left and made it through. Hagerman Pass Road (FSR #105) is a difficult dirt road you can hike, run, mountain bike, and horseback ride that is dog friendly. Hagerman Tunnel Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Leadville, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. There are amazing wild flowers along with a fantasic landscape. As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next. And of course, it is in the elite group of Colorado's 100 highest "centennial" mountains, 13,800' or … Not too many obstacles and none were hard. Hagerman Pass, elevation 11,939 ft (3,639 m), is a high mountain pass that crosses the continental divide in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado in the United States. The Midland Centennial Trail was a railway built in 1883. In addition, you’ll see two historically significant railroad tunnels. Mineral Belt Trail: Tickets & Tours Mosquito Pass: Tickets & Tours Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway: Tickets & Tours Matchless Mine Tour: Tickets & Tours Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin: Tickets & Tours Hagerman Pass: Tickets & Tours Leadville National Fish Hatchery: Tickets & Tours Temple Israel: Tickets & Tours The trail is not very difficult, we did it in our family Ford Expedition EL, so not small or lifted and it was fine, had to go slow in a few spots but otherwise a now issue since it was an old railroad bed. Pretty easy driving. But the views were worth it! We were determined to make it to the other side if we had to dig through snowdrifts the entire way. Hagerman Pass is one of those trails for us — a trail we’ve tried to run in the past but it turned us away. I would recommend taking off the air dam if you have an option to do so! It ran from Colorado Springs to Leadville and over the Hagerman Pass to Glennwood. Click on any trail below to find … Slick and muddy but was able to make it through easy. Apparently google maps also decided this was a good route for over 50+ people looking to the same in their Tesla’s, Audi’s, and low clearance vehicles that have never been off road. The gate to FR 105.1, the road up to Hagerman Pass above, is locked. With I-70 being shut down bc of the Glenwood fire and Independence Pass also closing this was a suggested alternate route. The route to Hagerman Pass is considered a moderate 4WD route. The railroad was the first standard gauge railroad to cross the Continental Divide. If you have 4wd this is a fairly easy drive though there are a few steeper sections that can feel "slippery". Maps for each trail are available in the Visitor Center at the Refuge. Great trail for beginners. Want to make it a really long day? July and no big snow drift this year but take it all the way to basalt and have lunch ! Rockhounds rejoice at Hagerman Pass, for they can expect to find black tourmaline within a white quartz matrix one mile north of the east portal of the Old Carlton Tunnel. You can expect to cover sections of road with deep ruts, loose rocks, sand and other challenges. Started at Turquoise Lake and went up from there. The trail begins … The trail is primarily used for ohv/off road driving and is best used from June until November. At the western bottom of Hagerman Pass you can veer right to visit Diemer and Sellar Lakes, or turn left and see the end of Hagerman Tunnel. Take 6th St. west from Leadville and bear right on paved C.R. The summit of Hagerman pass is 7.3 miles and the entire road is 22.5 miles ending at the Fryingpan Lakes Road (State Hwy 104). The route visits the ghost town of Douglass City and railroad remnants lie scattered among the rocks. which is a gravel covered dirt road. 4 where paved C.R. This was our third attempt after snow stopped us the last two times. There are good birding opportunities along the trail including Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, and songbirds. At Basalt, head past Ruedi Reservoir to Highway 82 and return to Leadville by way of Independence Pass. It is heavily traveled today visitors, as the views and historical sites laong the way are incredibly beautiful and easy to access. Bear left over the dam and continue around the south side of the lake. I have 31s on a Wrangler with no lift. You will pass a trailhead at about 3.5 miles which is not the trail you are looking for. Hagerman Pass Trail is multi-use and hikers, horseback riders, vehicles and other trail users may be seen along the way. It is known for its variety of scenery, including mountain views, summer wildflowers, wildlife and remnants of former railroad activity. Want to make it a really long day? But it is generally open from late May though Great views, path, and smaller walk ways off of it. A rough dirt road that goes over the pass is accessible on Trail Highlights: Hagerman Pass is one of the easier 4WD trails in the area, but is definitely one of the most scenic. Hagerman Peak offers more solitude than Snowmass, with equal or better scenery, and a slightly easier climb. Perfect trail for having a great view and having enough difficulty offroad to enjoy it! I did it in a stock height 2013 f150 fx4. I had an absolute blast on this trail and this was one of the longer off road experiences I have had in my Tundra in my 15 yrs in Colorado. Snow is normally melted off the pass in late July or August. Explore the best rated trails in Hagerman, ID. As luck would have it we had a perfect trip. (You will not have a good time) I was able to alert a forest service ranger about the issue and they ended up blocking off the entrance by Turquoise Lake and most likely on the Aspen side as well. Follow the trail as it heading northwest and then makes a wide arc to the south/southwest. The views both along the route and from the top of the pass are gorgeous. It's a gradual incline which isn't that much fun but it has good views and gives you a chance to get used to the altitude. This is a difficult one way trail in San Isabel National Forest. Hagerman Pass is one of Leadville’s most exciting snowmobile trails and an awesome route for those who want to view Colorado’s infamous snowy peaks from a higher elevation. This is a rocky dirt road over Hagerman Pass between Basalt and … Hagerman Pass OHV Road is a 11.6 mile point-to-point trail located near Leadville, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. Hagerman Pass (11,925 ft) is a mountain pass along the continental divide accessed by Hagerman Pass Road (FSR #105) that connects Basalt to Leadville. After another 3.5 miles, stay left on C.R. The Visitor Center at the top because it ’ s the ridge line. Tunnel was in! 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