A beautiful high-elevation route starting and ending at historic, quaint mountain towns. St. Elmo is one of the most popular ghost towns in Colorado. It has a few active businesses, including a general store and ATV rental. Tincup is a small residential community with many century-old buildings. Active businesses include the Tincup Store and Frenchie’s Cafe.
For ATV and SxS rentals contact Colorado Adventure Rentals. St. Elmo no longer rents ATVs.
Submitted by Richard
Open all the way. One section near the summit is narrow because snow is still present. I did it in a stock Jeep Wrangler.
Submitted by FunTreks
Tincup Pass has gotten rockier on the west side of the Continental Divide. We have raised the rating on this trail from moderate to difficult. Otherwise not much has changed.
To our customers using the ATV Guide to Colorado Central Mountains, we combine Tincup Pass Road 267 with Hancock Pass Road 295, and also include Cumberland Pass Road 765. The portion of F.S. 839 that goes west towards the Alpine Tunnel is closed due to a rockslide at the narrow Palisades. For up-to-date information, see our 4th Edition Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, set to be released in April 2019.