Hancock Gulch

Total Miles


3458.86 ft


0.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Hancock Gulch is the southernmost gulch and is the closest to Silverton. This is mostly a trail through the forest, but breaks out into the open at the end, offering good views of the alpine area above and of distant peaks. Most difficult of the four gulches, but still only rated 4. Turn around before you get to the very end of the track. The track ends at a locked gate with very little room to turn. Drive back down the hill on Hancock Gulch and head for Porcupine Gulch.


Uneven, rutted dirt trail with loose rocks, sand, erosion, and washes. Potential water crossings up to a foot deep, mud holes, and obstacles up to 18", including ledges and short, steep grades. Roads are typically one vehicle wide with places to pass.

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