This trail is considered difficult and from what I have read is only open in August. It takes you across the Continental Divide, and can be closed by gates at either end
Salida Ranger Disctrict
San Isabel National Forest
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You can get to the trail head either from 295 South out of Saint Elmo or from the Alpine Tunnel Trail. You can return to Saint Elmo on the Hancock Pass Trail or Tincup on the Alpine Tunnel trail to the Cumberland Pass Trail.