This trail, combined with Engineer Pass (Trail #14), constitutes most of the famous Alpine Loop. The western half of the trip passes many historic points and climbs to outstanding views. Side trip up Wager Gulch takes you to Carson Ghost Town. Cinnamon Pass Road also accesses beautiful American Basin, one of the best places in the area for wildflowers. On the west side, staging is available across from Eureka Campground (see map); on the east side, at Waypoint 06. No seasonal closures except by weather.
27 miles plus 3.7 miles for Wager Gulch
Submitted by Charles A. Wells
A new law in Hinsdale County now allows unlicensed vehicles to legally ride on all county roads including through the town of Lake City. All riders must have a driver’s license and proof of insurance. Vehicles must be street legal.