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Awesome Scenery, Historic Hike

Great hike if you are acclimated to the altitude. Do some research elsewhere on line to get info on... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Jeffrey S
Beautiful hike!

Hike along an old railroad grade and then up past a ghost town and lake. Climb a short, steep pitch... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Linda P
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Great hike if you are acclimated to the altitude. Do some research elsewhere on line to get info on the hike route. There are several options of various lengths. Note that the trails are not well-marked, so make sure you have good maps and are...More

2  Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Hike along an old railroad grade and then up past a ghost town and lake. Climb a short, steep pitch to the abandoned tunnel. Tons of wildflowers along the trail! 5.5 mile roundtrip.

2  Thank Linda P
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is an excellent hike found above and past Turquoise Lake. The gravel road to the trailhead is a bit bumpy, but most front wheel and AWD vehicles should have no problems. We were there over the long 4th of July weekend and had to...More

2  Thank DALA57
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very cool hike. Colorado Mountain College may have moved so if your directions mention that, ignore it. You basically drive past Turquoise Lake to get there. After you drive by a small trail head on the left, a BIG parking area on the right, and...More

5  Thank itwasfunwhileitlaste
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Love hiking up to this place with my dog and checking it out in the winter on snowmobile. Such a beautiful area up near or past the tree line.

Thank John S
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We were traveling from Aspen to Denver AP via Independence Pass and looking for a hike to fill 3 hours of a beautiful fall afternoon. Were it not for other TA reviews, we might have missed this opportunity for awesome views, cool history, and just...More

2  Thank pcyork
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Unlike the other reviewers who reviewed the Hagerman Tunnel from the east or Arkansas Drainage side, I will review from the west or Colorado Basin side. You can drive all the way to the west portal, provided you have a high 4WD vehicle. Just keep...More

3  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Getting to the Hagerman Tunnel can be a fun, interesting, and not too strenuous hike by following the old RR bed from the Hagerman Pass Road. The Road is the old RR bed until perhaps a little over a mile above and east of the...More

5  Thank bud_phillips2001
Reviewed 18 August 2014

this is a medium lenght hike with some elevation change, but most of it is not steep. the scenary is amazing, the old town ruins intersting, and the tunnel itself is amazing with the permanent ice in it. have some directions or a trail map...More

4  Thank Fred7-12-44
Reviewed 9 October 2013

A few years ago we unsuccessfully tried to find this from the Windsor Lake Trail. We then used a trail guide that started at the higher turn out and gave a good historical description of everything. You could just follow the track bed, but some...More

7  Thank GGDesMoines
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