Hagerman Tunnel Trail
Take a pleasant walk along the abandoned Colorado Midland Railroad grade through spruce-fir forest. The site of Colorado’s longest railroad trestle can be visited before heading up an old wagon road to the ruins of Douglass City, which once housed laborers working on the Colorado Midland Railway. The trail continues up to Opal Lake, site of the old steam boiler that provided power to build the Hagerman Tunnel. The trail continues as a hiking trail up to the railroad bed and shortly to the entrance of the Hagerman Tunnel, which in its time was considered a tremendous engineering feat. The return trip follows the railroad grade back through several old snowsheds (only one has some timbers left) and past another trestle site.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||590 ft|
|Duration||3 - 4 hours|
|Season||Best from late June to mid-October|
|Trailhead Elevation||10,940 ft|
|Top Elevation||11,530 ft|
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