Hanks Valley Trail is much colder than 60's and 70's in the winter. Also, it is unlikely that one will find the road plowed at that time. Expect winter temperatures of 20's at night 30's daytime and lots of snow. ATV with tracks or snowmobile only access. Says Amy Liz
While visiting this area in Colorado it's a good idea to go hiking too. Gotta get out of the city man, and Hanks Valley Trail in Montrose County, Colorado is just what you need.
Hiking trails are all over the Uncompahgre Plateau Mountains where you can absorb the beauty of these mountains. Hanks Valley Trail being so far away from the nearest city hiking it is great fun any time. Hanks Valley Trail is
mostly a quite dried out spot. July is when you get the most rain here; February is the month with the least moisture. During the summer months at Hanks Valley Trail temperatures are ordinarily in the 80's. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 40's. During the wintertime the highs are commonly in the 30's, and overnight lows in the 0's for Hanks Valley Trail.