Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Hancock Ghost Town Dispersed
Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Drive In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Contact
Location
Hancock Ghost Town Dispersed is located in Colorado
Latitude
38.6407 N
Longitude
-106.3609 W
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1 Review of Hancock Ghost Town Dispersed
Ghost town camping

This site includes about 4 small dispersed camping areas near the town of Hancock Colorado. They old town is just some foundations and ruins in a grass clearing. This have some good signage telling about the history of the town and railroad. This sites are across the road from the grass meadow closer to the creek. Unlike the Alpine Tunnel dispersed area about 1/2 mile up the road, this site can be access by a small RV or camper if you can make it the steep gravel road to this area. The site was not occupied on the weekend we visited the area in July. The site is at 11,027 feet. So you will need to prepare for bad weather even in the summer. This area would only be accessed by tracked snow mobiles in the winter. It’s about 5 miles up hill from St Elmo which is well worth the visit despite the summer crowds. The dispersed campsite is very primitive and only provides a flat gravel area with fire rings. The area could accommodate 4 or 5 vans or small trailers. You will need pack in and out your food, waste, and trash. The mountain vistas are worth the drive and the Alpine Tunnel Trail is hard to beat.