Hoosier Pass Trailhead


Range: Tenmile Range
Coordinates: 39.36169, -106.0623
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Road Difficulty

Paved Road 0   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)

Driving Directions

From Breckenridge, Drive south on Colorado 9 to Hoosier Pass. Park at the signed, Hoosier Pass parking area before Colorado 9 starts down towards Alma. This is the trailhead.

Winter Access

Open year-round.
Status Updates 
Posted By: RckyMntnHgh
Info: Parking lot plowed and nearly dry from yesterdays approx 4-6 inches light snowfall. Tried to skin/ski early this morning and not much there at all to work with - all bare spots / rock skiing. Probably what was there is melted by now with todays bright sun and warmer temp. Great for hiking. Also, across the road from the parking lot, Heels is blown dry/bare.
Posted By: RckyMntnHgh
Info: Dry
Posted By: ekalina
Info: In great shape. There were only 3 other vehicles parked there when I arrived at 7:45 am (Saturday). Activity picked up by the afternoon.
Posted By: daway8
Info: It’s worth noting that while Hwy9 is obviously plowed, the parking lot at Hoosier Pass isn’t (at least not today). Had to help someone in a rental 2WD without good tires who got stuck trying to get into the lot as I was about to leave. Most of the lot was well packed, just the entry and exit points were pretty sloppy but as long as you have halfway decent tires you should be fine.
Posted By: 9patrickmurphy
Info: You can drive up to about where North Star’s route description says to park. There’s a decently large pulloff maybe a tenth of a mile before a huge snowdrift.

With all the snow melted, the only thing stopping you from driving to 13,000’ are a couple of "no trespassing" signs, but the gate at 12,000’ is open and the road is in really good shape all the way to the furthest mine. Not advising it, but interesting to note. Some really cool mine ruins to check out!
Posted By: E_A_Marcus_949
Info: Stock Toyota Highlander and Subaru Forester made it up the 4WD portion of the road to about a mile below the mine parking lot - pulled off to the side to park. A few small obstacles and deeper ruts but nothing an SUV can’t handle.
Posted By: summers
Info: Parking lot is cleared, and road is clear. Easy access.

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