- 22 miles southwest of Leadville
- 10 mile roundtrip
- 5.5 to 6.5 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 9300 feet
- Elevation Change:
- -3200 feet
Hope Pass is also the Colorado Trial that passes over to the Clear Creek Road. There is about 3,200 feet elevation gain up to 12,500 feet, so it offers extraordinary views. Visitors should plan on a full day of hiking. This is a popular trail run, as it is the "crux" of the infamous Leadville Trail 100 foot race!
This trailhead is shared with Big Willis Gulch, two miles west of Twin Lakes Village on Hwy 82.