Hancock Lakes

PSICC, Near Nathrop, Colorado

Hancock Lakes does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Upper and Lower Hancock lakes are located south of the historic townsite of St. Elmo. The route to the lakes follows the Denver, South Park and Pacific railroad grade to the site of Hancock. Hancock was a boom town that boasts a population of 1,500 in the 1880's. The railroad and nearby mines employed rough and ready miners and railroaders who plied the line between St. Elmo and Gunnison via the Alpine Tunnel.

Access to the Hancock Lakes is closed due to snow until late June.