Williams Pass Trail

Total Miles


3,589.95 ft


1 Hours

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Trail Overview

Williams Pass is now open for the first time in several years from the East side (leaving on Hancock Pass from St Elmo), although you will actually arrive at the west side of the tunnel. This will be an out and back as a rock slide is still blocking access from the West side Tin Cup). The road is open from August 1st -31st only, to protect the Tundra.

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Williams Pass Trail
Williams Pass Trail
Williams Pass Trail


The road is not steep, does not have drop offs or ledges or large obstacles, but it extremely rough and muddy in spots. It was passable on a dirt bike but painful.


The trail will take you on a very historic rain route called the Alpine Tunnel. There are some informational placards to stop and read along the way.

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Access Description

From St Elmo, past the former Hancock townsite cross the bridge to the parking area and follow the road (the trail of the same name is on the left)

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