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post #1 of 8 Old 08-10-2011, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone been up to Hancock Pass Tomichi pass area this year?

Anyone been up to the Hancock Pass Tomichi pass area this year? I have never been up that was and was thinking about it this weekend, but curious on conditions,etc.


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post #2 of 8 Old 08-10-2011, 04:51 PM
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back in middle July we ran Hancock up to the tree line but snow on the edge stopped us in my stock xterra. a group of jeeps made it all the way. the snow has since melted and is open for all rigs. was very rocky, more than i remember in the past. not sure on tomichi pass. try www.bushducks.com to see if its open
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We drove both of these passes last week. Tomichi is a great run beginning from Whitepine in the trees, going through a few creek crossings, then gaining elevation on a shelf road to the top of the pass. There is a great view of the southside of Hancock pass and the Brittle Silver basin from the top of Tomichi Pass. The northside of Tomichi Pass decending into the basin is a very narrow shelf road in which passing is impossible the whole way. Be sure that no one is coming up as you are going down. At the bottom of the Basin, there is an open mine that is great to explore. It goes in pretty far and divides into three horizontal shafts and still has the ore cart rails inside. The southside of Hancock Pass is easy and fun with lots of smooth areas of travel. The northside of Hancock Pass is very rocky and progress will be quite slow. You can do both passes with your Jeep.

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Thanks for the info. Anyone camped in this area at all? We'll be pulling our 1952 M100 trailer and camping someplace up there. I updated my profile, we recently added 3.5" lift and tires, bumpers, winch, so we should be good to go.

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if you go up there try hancock lakes and mary murphy mine trail.
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What is the murphy mine trail? Haven't come across that option yet.

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was planning on going to Williams Pass with the local group from Pueblo on Sunday, but it looks a little too easy and boring, are you guys gonna be out there sunday?

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What is the murphy mine trail? Haven't come across that option yet.
if your down on hancock towards st. elmo, right before you get to the main gravel road to go to st. elmo there are 2 trails on the right, one is mary murphy and im not sure what the other trai there is called.
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