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Frasco Benchmark is a highpoint on the ridge that connects two, top 100 summits in the Sawatch Range, French and Casco. These peaks lay just west of Mt. Elbert. In order to hike the connecting ridge from French to Casco, most hikers will go over the summit of Frasco, even though this is an unranked summit. The ridge between French and Casco is not more than a Class 2 hike. The ridge between Frasco and Casco is a little rougher and considered a Class 2+ hike. The trailhead is best accessed by a vehicle with above average ground clearance, preferably a 4WD. A short wheel-base, high clearance 4WD can save significant mileage on this hike by getting you further up South Halfmoon Creek, but there is a notoriously difficult creek crossing that has stopped many stack vehicles.