List of mountain passes in Colorado

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The following tables list some important mountain passes in the Rocky Mountains of the U.S. state of Colorado.

Mountain passes and highway summits traversed by improved roads[edit]

Pass[1] Maximum elevation[2] Maximum grade[3] Road surface[4] Route[5] WGS84[6]
Trail Ridge High Point[7] 700412183000000000012,183 feet
3,713 m
5.4% WB Asphalt US Highway Route 34 40°25′42″N 105°45′32″W / 40.42839°N 105.75898°W / 40.42839; -105.75898 (Trail Ridge High Point)
Cottonwood Pass[8] 700412126000000000012,126 feet
3,696 m
Asphalt east
Gravel west
Chaffee CR 306
Gunnison CR 209
38°49′40″N 106°24′33″W / 38.8277726°N 106.4091921°W / 38.8277726; -106.4091921 (Cottonwood Pass)
Independence Pass[8] 700412095000000000012,095 feet
3,687 m
6.0% Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 82 39°06′32″N 106°33′50″W / 39.1088793°N 106.5639194°W / 39.1088793; -106.5639194 (Independence Pass)
Cumberland Pass 700412015000000000012,015 feet
3,662 m
Gravel 38°41′21″N 106°29′03″W / 38.6891616°N 106.4841944°W / 38.6891616; -106.4841944 (Cumberland Pass)
Loveland Pass[8] 700411992000000000011,992 feet
3,655 m
6.0% Asphalt US Highway Route 6 39°39′49″N 105°52′45″W / 39.6635979°N 105.8791783°W / 39.6635979; -105.8791783 (Loveland Pass)
Iceberg Pass 700411827000000000011,827 feet
3,605 m[9]
Asphalt US Highway Route 34 40°25′03″N 105°44′46″W / 40.4174840°N 105.7461187°W / 40.4174840; -105.7461187 (Iceberg Pass)
Fall River Pass 700411796000000000011,796 feet
3,595 m
Asphalt west
Gravel east
Fall River Road[10] 40°26′29″N 105°45′11″W / 40.44141°N 105.75309°W / 40.44141; -105.75309 (Fall River Pass)
Guanella Pass 700411669000000000011,669 feet
3,557 m[9]
Asphalt north
Gravel south
Guanella Pass Road 39°35′42″N 105°42′40″W / 39.5949872°N 105.7111165°W / 39.5949872; -105.7111165 (Guanella Pass)
Hoosier Pass[8] 700411541000000000011,541 feet
3,518 m
8.0% NB Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 9 39°21′42″N 106°03′45″W / 39.3616552°N 106.0625190°W / 39.3616552; -106.0625190 (Hoosier Pass)
Slumgullion Summit 700411530000000000011,530 feet
3,514 m
9.4% NB
7.9% SB
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 149 37°59′15″N 107°12′48″W / 37.98755°N 107.21342°W / 37.98755; -107.21342 (Slumgullion Summit)
Boreas Pass[8] 700411482000000000011,482 feet
3,500 m
Gravel 39°24′40″N 105°58′10″W / 39.4110990°N 105.9694607°W / 39.4110990; -105.9694607 (Boreas Pass)
Old Monarch Pass[8] 700411375000000000011,375 feet
3,467 m
Gravel former US 50 38°29′48″N 106°20′17″W / 38.4966634°N 106.3380805°W / 38.4966634; -106.3380805 (Old Monarch Pass)
Fremont Pass[8] 700411318000000000011,318 feet
3,450 m
5.7% Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 91 39°21′59″N 106°11′12″W / 39.3663772°N 106.1866890°W / 39.3663772; -106.1866890 (Fremont Pass)
Berthoud Pass[8] 700411315000000000011,315 feet
3,449 m
6.1% NB
6.0% SB
Asphalt US Highway Route 40 39°47′54″N 105°46′40″W / 39.7983203°N 105.7777849°W / 39.7983203; -105.7777849 (Berthoud Pass)
Monarch Pass[8] 700411312000000000011,312 feet
3,448 m
6.4% Asphalt US Highway Route 50 38°29′48″N 106°19′32″W / 38.4966636°N 106.3255801°W / 38.4966636; -106.3255801 (Monarch Pass)
Cordova Pass 700411248000000000011,248 feet
3,428 m[9]
Gravel 37°20′54″N 105°01′29″W / 37.3483477°N 105.0247231°W / 37.3483477; -105.0247231 (Cordova Pass)
Eisenhower Tunnel[11] 700411158000000000011,158 feet
3,401 m
7.0% EB
6.0% WB
Concrete Interstate Highway Route 70 39°40′44″N 105°55′29″W / 39.67897°N 105.92486°W / 39.67897; -105.92486 (Eisenhower Tunnel)
Shrine Pass 700411089000000000011,089 feet
3,380 m[9]
Gravel former SH 293 39°32′46″N 106°14′27″W / 39.54614°N 106.24083°W / 39.54614; -106.24083 (Shrine Pass)
Juniper Pass 700411020000000000011,020 feet
3,359 m
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 103 39°40′19″N 105°33′53″W / 39.67196°N 105.56472°W / 39.67196; -105.56472 (Juniper Pass)
Red Mountain Pass 700411018000000000011,018 feet
3,358 m
7.2% Asphalt US Highway Route 550 37°53′56″N 107°42′43″W / 37.8988840°N 107.7120057°W / 37.8988840; -107.7120057 (Red Mountain Pass)
Molas Pass 700410910000000000010,910 feet
3,325 m
7.0% Asphalt US Highway Route 550 37°44′16″N 107°41′53″W / 37.7377751°N 107.6981179°W / 37.7377751; -107.6981179 (Molas Pass)
Spring Creek Pass[8] 700410901000000000010,901 feet
3,323 m
7.5% Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 149 37°56′27″N 107°09′33″W / 37.9408311°N 107.1592184°W / 37.9408311; -107.1592184 (Spring Creek Pass)
Wolf Creek Pass[8] 700410850000000000010,850 feet
3,307 m
6.8% Asphalt US Highway Route 160 37°28′59″N 106°48′07″W / 37.48318°N 106.80207°W / 37.48318; -106.80207 (Wolf Creek Pass)
Marshall Pass[8] 700410842000000000010,842 feet
3,305 m
Gravel 38°23′29″N 106°14′50″W / 38.3913877°N 106.2472458°W / 38.3913877; -106.2472458 (Marshall Pass)
Grand Mesa Summit[12] 700410839000000000010,839 feet
3,304 m
6.4% NB Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 65 39°01′39″N 108°01′54″W / 39.02744°N 108.03163°W / 39.02744; -108.03163 (Grand Mesa Summit)
Milner Pass[7][8] 700410759000000000010,759 feet
3,279 m
5.4% WB Asphalt US Highway Route 34 40°25′11″N 105°48′41″W / 40.4197060°N 105.8113990°W / 40.4197060; -105.8113990 (Milner Pass)
Vail Pass 700410666000000000010,666 feet
3,251 m
7.0% Asphalt Interstate Highway Route 70 39°31′50″N 106°13′02″W / 39.5305420°N 106.2172469°W / 39.5305420; -106.2172469 (Vail Pass)
Coal Bank Pass 700410640000000000010,640 feet
3,243 m
6.5% NB Asphalt US Highway Route 550 37°42′02″N 107°46′37″W / 37.7005528°N 107.7770087°W / 37.7005528; -107.7770087 (Coal Bank Pass)
Tennessee Pass 700410424000000000010,424 feet
3,177 m
6.0% Asphalt US Highway Route 24 39°21′44″N 106°18′38″W / 39.36210°N 106.31043°W / 39.36210; -106.31043 (Tennessee Pass)
Ripple Creek Pass 700410343000000000010,343 feet
3,153 m[9]
Gravel former SH 132 40°06′43″N 107°17′44″W / 40.1119248°N 107.2956115°W / 40.1119248; -107.2956115 (Ripple Creek Pass)
Buffalo Pass[8] 700410300000000000010,300 feet
3,139 m[9]
Gravel 40°32′37″N 106°41′06″W / 40.5435886°N 106.6850437°W / 40.5435886; -106.6850437 (Buffalo Pass)
Cameron Pass 700410276000000000010,276 feet
3,132 m
3.8% EB
3.1% WB
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 14 40°31′15″N 105°53′33″W / 40.5208158°N 105.8925128°W / 40.5208158; -105.8925128 (Cameron Pass)
La Manga Pass 700410230000000000010,230 feet
3,118 m
5.2% Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 17 37°04′39″N 106°23′10″W / 37.0775096°N 106.3861430°W / 37.0775096; -106.3861430 (La Manga Pass)
Lizard Head Pass 700410222000000000010,222 feet
3,116 m
4.1% Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 145 37°48′40″N 107°54′22″W / 37.8111060°N 107.9061783°W / 37.8111060; -107.9061783 (Lizard Head Pass)
North Pass[8] 700410149000000000010,149 feet
3,093 m
6.0% Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 114 38°12′51″N 106°34′21″W / 38.21425°N 106.57239°W / 38.21425; -106.57239 (North Pass)
Ohio Pass 700410065000000000010,065 feet
3,068 m
Gravel Gunnison CR 703 38°50′05″N 107°05′30″W / 38.8347153°N 107.0917150°W / 38.8347153; -107.0917150 (Ohio Pass)
Red Hill Pass 700410051000000000010,051 feet
3,064 m[9]
6.0% Asphalt US Highway Route 285 39°16′03″N 105°57′40″W / 39.2674141°N 105.9612036°W / 39.2674141; -105.9612036 (Red Hill Pass)
Cochetopa Pass[8] 700410022000000000010,022 feet
3,055 m
6.0% Gravel former SH 114 38°09′46″N 106°36′00″W / 38.1627°N 106.59996°W / 38.1627; -106.59996 (Cochetopa Pass)
Cumbres Pass 700410022000000000010,022 feet
3,055 m
6.3% Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 17 37°01′14″N 106°27′00″W / 37.0205662°N 106.4500328°W / 37.0205662; -106.4500328 (Cumbres Pass)
Kebler Pass 700410007000000000010,007 feet
3,050 m
Gravel except asphalt over pass former SH 135 38°50′51″N 107°05′54″W / 38.84759°N 107.09837°W / 38.84759; -107.09837 (Kebler Pass)
Kenosha Pass 700410001000000000010,001 feet
3,048 m
5.3% EB Asphalt US Highway Route 285 39°24′46″N 105°45′27″W / 39.4127556°N 105.7574844°W / 39.4127556; -105.7574844 (Kenosha Pass)
Cucharas Pass 70039941000000000009,941 feet
3,030 m[9]
5.9% NB
5.4% SB
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 12 37°19′13″N 105°04′25″W / 37.3202922°N 105.0736148°W / 37.3202922; -105.0736148 (Cucharas Pass)
Dunckley Pass 70039763000000000009,763 feet
2,976 m[9]
Gravel former SH 132 40°12′06″N 107°09′31″W / 40.2016473°N 107.1586644°W / 40.2016473; -107.1586644 (Dunckley Pass)
Willow Creek Pass[8] 70039621000000000009,621 feet
2,932 m[9]
6.3% Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 125 40°21′01″N 106°05′21″W / 40.35021°N 106.08927°W / 40.35021; -106.08927 (Willow Creek Pass)
Old Rabbit Ears Pass[8] 70039573000000000009,573 feet
2,918 m
Asphalt former US 40 40°23′59″N 106°37′03″W / 40.39971°N 106.61749°W / 40.39971; -106.61749 (Old Rabbit Ears Pass)
Gore Pass 70039527000000000009,527 feet
2,904 m
6.3% Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 134 40°04′33″N 106°33′39″W / 40.0758190°N 106.5608697°W / 40.0758190; -106.5608697 (Gore Pass)
Wilkerson Pass 70039507000000000009,507 feet
2,898 m
5.8% Asphalt US Highway Route 24 39°02′17″N 105°31′32″W / 39.0380473°N 105.5255561°W / 39.0380473; -105.5255561 (Wilkerson Pass)
Currant Creek Pass 70039482000000000009,482 feet
2,890 m
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 9 38°50′13″N 105°38′10″W / 38.8369378°N 105.6361114°W / 38.8369378; -105.6361114 (Currant Creek Pass)
Rabbit Ears Pass[8] 70039426000000000009,426 feet
2,873 m
6.8% Asphalt US Highway Route 40 40°23′05″N 106°36′42″W / 40.38470°N 106.61171°W / 40.38470; -106.61171 (Rabbit Ears Pass)
North La Veta Pass 70039413000000000009,413 feet
2,869 m
6.0% Asphalt US Highway Route 160 37°36′48″N 105°11′27″W / 37.6133412°N 105.1908351°W / 37.6133412; -105.1908351 (North La Veta Pass)
Pass Creek Pass 70039400000000000009,400 feet
2,865 m
Gravel former SH 305 37°37′14″N 105°13′46″W / 37.6205628°N 105.2294475°W / 37.6205628; -105.2294475 (Pass Creek Pass)
La Veta Pass 70039380000000000009,380 feet
2,859 m[9]
Gravel former US 160 37°35′35″N 105°12′12″W / 37.59306°N 105.20334°W / 37.59306; -105.20334 (La Veta Pass)
Trout Creek Pass 70039346000000000009,346 feet
2,849 m
5.2% Asphalt US Highway Route 24US Highway Route 285 38°54′36″N 105°58′30″W / 38.9099949°N 105.9750131°W / 38.9099949; -105.9750131 (Trout Creek Pass)
Battle Mountain Summit 70039267000000000009,267 feet
2,825 m
Asphalt US Highway Route 24 39°31′23″N 106°23′23″W / 39.52302°N 106.38966°W / 39.52302; -106.38966 (Battle Mountain Summit)
Ute Pass 70039165000000000009,165 feet
2,793 m
5.6% Asphalt US Highway Route 24 38°56′30″N 105°09′27″W / 38.9416578°N 105.1574868°W / 38.9416578; -105.1574868 (Ute Pass)
Wind River Pass 70039130000000000009,130 feet
2,783 m[9]
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 7 40°17′45″N 105°32′38″W / 40.2958176°N 105.5438888°W / 40.2958176; -105.5438888 (Wind River Pass)
Black Mesa Summit 70039121000000000009,121 feet
2,780 m
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 92 38°28′33″N 107°32′52″W / 38.47575°N 107.54780°W / 38.47575; -107.54780 (Black Mesa Summit)
Hardscrabble Pass 70039085000000000009,085 feet
2,769 m
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 96 38°09′32″N 105°17′58″W / 38.15897°N 105.29943°W / 38.15897; -105.29943 (Hardscrabble Pass)
Poncha Pass 70039010000000000009,010 feet
2,746 m
2.9% Asphalt US Highway Route 285 38°25′20″N 106°05′13″W / 38.4222204°N 106.0869615°W / 38.4222204; -106.0869615 (Poncha Pass)
Dallas Divide 70038970000000000008,970 feet
2,734 m
6.4% EB
5.0% WB
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 62 38°05′40″N 107°53′18″W / 38.0944357°N 107.8883971°W / 38.0944357; -107.8883971 (Dallas Divide)
McClure Pass 70038755000000000008,755 feet
2,669 m
8.0% Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 133 39°07′44″N 107°17′02″W / 39.1288754°N 107.2839398°W / 39.1288754; -107.2839398 (McClure Pass)
Muddy Pass[8] 70038710000000000008,710 feet
2,655 m[9]
5.6% Asphalt US Highway Route 40 40°22′45″N 106°34′44″W / 40.37904°N 106.57901°W / 40.37904; -106.57901 (Muddy Pass)
Blue Mesa Summit[8] 70038704000000000008,704 feet
2,653 m
Asphalt US Highway Route 160 38°23′10″N 107°25′58″W / 38.38604°N 107.43284°W / 38.38604; -107.43284 (Blue Mesa Summit)
Wondervu Hill 70038660000000000008,660 feet
2,640 m
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 72 39°55′28″N 105°23′48″W / 39.92435°N 105.39677°W / 39.92435; -105.39677 (Wondervu Hill)
Baxter Pass 70038400000000000008,400 feet
2,560 m[9]
Gravel 39°34′55″N 108°57′09″W / 39.5819192°N 108.9526058°W / 39.5819192; -108.9526058 (Baxter Pass)
Gunsight Pass 70038332000000000008,332 feet
2,540 m[9]
Gravel former SH 289 40°12′33″N 106°19′54″W / 40.2091512°N 106.3316971°W / 40.2091512; -106.3316971 (Gunsight Pass)
Douglas Pass 70038268000000000008,268 feet
2,520 m
7.0% Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 139 39°35′51″N 108°48′11″W / 39.5974761°N 108.8031572°W / 39.5974761; -108.8031572 (Douglas Pass)
Cerro Summit 70037958000000000007,958 feet
2,426 m
Asphalt US Highway Route 50 38°26′38″N 107°38′29″W / 38.44400°N 107.64144°W / 38.44400; -107.64144 (Cerro Summit)
Raton Pass[13] 70037830000000000007,830 feet
2,387 m[13]
Asphalt Interstate Highway Route 25 36°59′26″N 104°28′54″W / 36.99064°N 104.48180°W / 36.99064; -104.48180 (Raton Pass)
Floyd Hill 70037820000000000007,820 feet
2,384 m
Asphalt Interstate Highway Route 70 39°43′22″N 105°24′49″W / 39.72269°N 105.41372°W / 39.72269; -105.41372 (Floyd Hill)
Yellowjacket Pass 70037783000000000007,783 feet
2,372 m
Asphalt US Highway Route 160 37°15′45″N 107°26′55″W / 37.2625034°N 107.4486630°W / 37.2625034; -107.4486630 (Yellowjacket Pass)
Golden Gate Pass 70037754000000000007,754 feet
2,363 m[9]
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 46Jefferson County Road 70 39°48′57″N 105°23′49″W / 39.81579°N 105.39697°W / 39.81579; -105.39697 (Golden Gate Pass)
Monument Hill 70037352000000000007,352 feet
2,241 m
Asphalt Interstate Highway Route 25 39°07′26″N 104°51′51″W / 39.12398°N 104.86428°W / 39.12398; -104.86428 (Monument Hill)
Palmer Saddle 70037230000000000007,230 feet
2,204 m
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 105 39°07′22″N 104°54′46″W / 39.12289°N 104.91290°W / 39.12289; -104.91290 (Palmer Saddle)
Unaweep Divide 70037048000000000007,048 feet
2,148 m
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 141 38°47′26″N 108°39′18″W / 38.7905393°N 108.6550963°W / 38.7905393; -108.6550963 (Unaweep Divide)
Gypsum Gap 70036100000000000006,100 feet
1,859 m
Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 141 38°01′20″N 108°42′33″W / 38.0222144°N 108.7092640°W / 38.0222144; -108.7092640 (Gypsum Gap)

Mountain summit highways[edit]

Highway[14] Maximum elevation Maximum grade[3] Road surface[4] Route[5] WGS84[6]
Mount Evans Scenic Byway[15] 700414160000000000014,160 feet
4,316 m[9]
15% Asphalt Colorado State Highway Route 5 39°35′17″N 105°38′33″W / 39.58793°N 105.64245°W / 39.58793; -105.64245 (Mount Evans)
Pikes Peak Highway[16] 700414115000000000014,115 feet
4,302 m[17]
8% Asphalt Pikes Peak Toll Road 38°50′26″N 105°02′40″W / 38.84054°N 105.04442°W / 38.84054; -105.04442 (Pikes Peak)

Mountain passes traversed by unimproved roads[edit]

Weston Pass and the southern Mosquito Range
Pass[1] Elevation[18] Road WGS84[6]
Argentine Pass[8][19] 700413207000000000013,207 feet
4,025 m[9]
39°37′31″N 105°46′57″W / 39.6252648°N 105.7825078°W / 39.6252648; -105.7825078 (Argentine Pass)
Mosquito Pass 700413186000000000013,186 feet
4,019 m[9]
former SH 300 39°16′53″N 106°11′10″W / 39.2813783°N 106.1861328°W / 39.2813783; -106.1861328 (Mosquito Pass)
Imogene Pass 700413117000000000013,117 feet
3,998 m
37°55′56″N 107°44′10″W / 37.9322167°N 107.7361723°W / 37.9322167; -107.7361723 (Imogene Pass)
California Pass[20] 700412960000000000012,960 feet
3,950 m
37°54′46″N 107°36′32″W / 37.91273°N 107.60884°W / 37.91273; -107.60884 (California Pass)
Black Bear Pass 700412840000000000012,840 feet
3,914 m
FSR 648 37°53′58″N 107°44′32″W / 37.89951°N 107.74233°W / 37.89951; -107.74233 (Black Bear Pass)
Engineer Pass[21][22] 700412800000000000012,800 feet
3,901 m
37°58′32″N 107°35′04″W / 37.9755509°N 107.5845038°W / 37.9755509; -107.5845038 (Engineer Pass)
Hurricane Pass[23] 700412730000000000012,730 feet
3,880 m
37°55′03″N 107°37′01″W / 37.91754°N 107.61702°W / 37.91754; -107.61702 (Hurricane Pass)
Pearl Pass 700412713000000000012,713 feet
3,875 m
38°58′46″N 106°49′24″W / 38.9794358°N 106.8233723°W / 38.9794358; -106.8233723 (Pearl Pass)
Stony Pass[24] 700412650000000000012,650 feet
3,856 m
37°47′43″N 107°32′58″W / 37.7952754°N 107.5495039°W / 37.7952754; -107.5495039 (Stony Pass)
Cinnamon Pass[21][25] 700412640000000000012,640 feet
3,853 m
37°56′02″N 107°32′16″W / 37.9338850°N 107.5378368°W / 37.9338850; -107.5378368 (Cinnamon Pass)
Jones Pass[8] 700412454000000000012,454 feet
3,796 m
39°46′25″N 105°53′21″W / 39.7735978°N 105.8891785°W / 39.7735978; -105.8891785 (Jones Pass)
Hancock Pass 700412208000000000012,208 feet
3,721 m
38°37′15″N 106°22′27″W / 38.6208293°N 106.3741919°W / 38.6208293; -106.3741919 (Hancock Pass)
Webster Pass[8] 700412140000000000012,140 feet
3,700 m
39°31′52″N 105°49′58″W / 39.5310980°N 105.8327881°W / 39.5310980; -105.8327881 (Webster Pass)
Hagerman Pass[8] 700411925000000000011,925 feet
3,635 m[9]
former SH 104
(Carlton Tunnel)
39°15′54″N 106°29′02″W / 39.2649883°N 106.4839177°W / 39.2649883; -106.4839177 (Hagerman Pass)
Weston Pass 700411921000000000011,921 feet
3,634 m
39°07′53″N 106°10′56″W / 39.1313809°N 106.1822427°W / 39.1313809; -106.1822427 (Weston Pass)
Ophir Pass 700411789000000000011,789 feet
3,593 m
37°51′02″N 107°46′46″W / 37.8505508°N 107.7795075°W / 37.8505508; -107.7795075 (Ophir Pass)
Ptarmigan Pass 700411777000000000011,777 feet
3,590 m
39°29′35″N 106°15′12″W / 39.4930421°N 106.2533590°W / 39.4930421; -106.2533590 (Ptarmigan Pass)
Rollins Pass[8] 700411660000000000011,660 feet
3,554 m
former SH 138 39°56′03″N 105°40′58″W / 39.9341537°N 105.6827817°W / 39.9341537; -105.6827817 (Rollins Pass)
Georgia Pass 700411585000000000011,585 feet
3,531 m
39°27′30″N 105°55′00″W / 39.4583206°N 105.9166807°W / 39.4583206; -105.9166807 (Georgia Pass)
Hayden Pass 700410712000000000010,712 feet
3,265 m
38°17′35″N 105°51′02″W / 38.2930541°N 105.8505653°W / 38.2930541; -105.8505653 (Hayden Pass)
Schofield Pass 700410707000000000010,707 feet
3,263 m
former SH 327 39°00′54″N 107°02′48″W / 39.0149903°N 107.0467130°W / 39.0149903; -107.0467130 (Schofield Pass)
Medano Pass 70039931000000000009,931 feet
3,027 m
37°51′22″N 105°25′58″W / 37.8561128°N 105.4327844°W / 37.8561128; -105.4327844 (Medano Pass)
Squaw Pass 70039790000000000009,790 feet
2,984 m[9]
immediately south of SH 103 39°40′45″N 105°28′25″W / 39.6791550°N 105.4736076°W / 39.6791550; -105.4736076 (Squaw Pass)
Black Sage Pass 70039721000000000009,721 feet
2,963 m
38°29′26″N 106°27′06″W / 38.4905509°N 106.4516948°W / 38.4905509; -106.4516948 (Black Sage Pass)
Sangre de Cristo Pass 70039472000000000009,472 feet
2,887 m
37°37′10″N 105°11′42″W / 37.6194521°N 105.1950018°W / 37.6194521; -105.1950018 (Sangre de Cristo Pass)
Arapaho Pass[8] 70038953000000000008,953 feet
2,729 m
40°23′06″N 106°28′21″W / 40.3849824°N 106.4725345°W / 40.3849824; -106.4725345 (Arapaho Pass)
Red Mountain Pass 70038245000000000008,245 feet
2,513 m
40°58′59″N 105°56′12″W / 40.9830325°N 105.9366729°W / 40.9830325; -105.9366729 (Red Mountain Pass)

Mountain passes traversed by foot trails[edit]

Pass[1] Elevation[18] Trail WGS84[6]
Electric Pass[26] 700413494000000000013,494 feet
4,113 m
39°02′48″N 106°51′11″W / 39.0466569°N 106.8530957°W / 39.0466569; -106.8530957 (Electric Pass)
Elkhead Pass 700413245000000000013,245 feet
4,037 m
38°57′06″N 106°22′02″W / 38.9516607°N 106.3672468°W / 38.9516607; -106.3672468 (Elkhead Pass)
The Keyhole 700413163000000000013,163 feet
4,012 m
40°15′39″N 105°37′16″W / 40.2608180°N 105.6211145°W / 40.2608180; -105.6211145 (The Keyhole)
The Notch 700413035000000000013,035 feet
3,973 m
40°15′15″N 105°36′49″W / 40.25415°N 105.61350°W / 40.25415; -105.61350 (The Notch)
Hermit Pass 700413015000000000013,015 feet
3,967 m
38°05′41″N 105°39′17″W / 38.09471°N 105.65477°W / 38.09471; -105.65477 (Hermit Pass)
Blue Lake Pass 700412969000000000012,969 feet
3,953 m
37°59′52″N 107°47′43″W / 37.9977711°N 107.7953395°W / 37.9977711; -107.7953395 (Blue Lake Pass)
Denver Pass 700412907000000000012,907 feet
3,934 m
37°57′17″N 107°33′43″W / 37.9547179°N 107.5620037°W / 37.9547179; -107.5620037 (Denver Pass)
Triangle Pass 700412907000000000012,907 feet
3,934 m
38°59′40″N 106°54′28″W / 38.9944355°N 106.9078200°W / 38.9944355; -106.9078200 (Triangle Pass)
The Window 700412877000000000012,877 feet
3,925 m
37°40′08″N 107°23′34″W / 37.6688887°N 107.3928336°W / 37.6688887; -107.3928336 (The Window)
Trimble Pass 700412874000000000012,874 feet
3,924 m
37°34′47″N 107°35′51″W / 37.5797220°N 107.5975598°W / 37.5797220; -107.5975598 (Trimble Pass)
Fall Creek Pass 700412848000000000012,848 feet
3,916 m
39°26′32″N 106°28′38″W / 39.44215°N 106.47719°W / 39.44215; -106.47719 (Fall Creek Pass)
Conundrum Pass 700412779000000000012,779 feet
3,895 m
39°00′26″N 106°54′34″W / 39.0072131°N 106.9094867°W / 39.0072131; -106.9094867 (Conundrum Pass)
McHenrys Notch 700412736000000000012,736 feet
3,882 m
40°15′50″N 105°39′42″W / 40.2638737°N 105.6616716°W / 40.2638737; -105.6616716 (McHenrys Notch)
Coffeepot Pass 700412726000000000012,726 feet
3,879 m
38°59′32″N 106°54′11″W / 38.9922133°N 106.9030976°W / 38.9922133; -106.9030976 (Coffeepot Pass)
Sunnyside Saddle 700412677000000000012,677 feet
3,864 m
37°54′26″N 107°37′08″W / 37.90720°N 107.61901°W / 37.90720; -107.61901 (Sunnyside Saddle)
Columbine Pass 700412674000000000012,674 feet
3,863 m
37°35′56″N 107°36′12″W / 37.5988885°N 107.6033934°W / 37.5988885; -107.6033934 (Columbine Pass)
Richmond Pass 700412667000000000012,667 feet
3,861 m
37°56′50″N 107°42′09″W / 37.9472168°N 107.7025606°W / 37.9472168; -107.7025606 (Richmond Pass)
Willow Pass 700412556000000000012,556 feet
3,827 m
39°06′33″N 106°59′08″W / 39.1091550°N 106.9856004°W / 39.1091550; -106.9856004 (Willow Pass)
Whiskey Pass 700412549000000000012,549 feet
3,825 m
former SH 152 37°12′08″N 105°10′03″W / 37.2022387°N 105.1675085°W / 37.2022387; -105.1675085 (Whiskey Pass)
Heckert Pass 700412546000000000012,546 feet
3,824 m
39°07′25″N 107°02′31″W / 39.12371°N 107.04183°W / 39.12371; -107.04183 (Heckert Pass)
Pawnee Pass[8] 700412542000000000012,542 feet
3,823 m
40°04′33″N 105°38′06″W / 40.0758195°N 105.6350029°W / 40.0758195; -105.6350029 (Pawnee Pass)
Venable Pass 700412539000000000012,539 feet
3,822 m
38°03′56″N 105°37′32″W / 38.0655549°N 105.6255632°W / 38.0655549; -105.6255632 (Venable Pass)
Halfmoon Pass 700412523000000000012,523 feet
3,817 m
37°54′03″N 106°47′03″W / 37.9008321°N 106.7842089°W / 37.9008321; -106.7842089 (Halfmoon Pass)
Copper Pass 700412510000000000012,510 feet
3,813 m
38°59′58″N 106°54′55″W / 38.9994354°N 106.9153202°W / 38.9994354; -106.9153202 (Copper Pass)
Stone Man Pass 700412506000000000012,506 feet
3,812 m
40°15′34″N 105°39′10″W / 40.2594292°N 105.6527824°W / 40.2594292; -105.6527824 (Stone Man Pass)
Hunchback Pass 700412500000000000012,500 feet
3,810 m
37°42′17″N 107°31′12″W / 37.7047210°N 107.5200586°W / 37.7047210; -107.5200586 (Hunchback Pass)
Buckskin Pass 700412462000000000012,462 feet
3,798 m
39°06′07″N 106°59′31″W / 39.1019329°N 106.9919896°W / 39.1019329; -106.9919896 (Buckskin Pass)
Trail Rider Pass 700412421000000000012,421 feet
3,786 m
39°06′17″N 107°02′56″W / 39.1046886°N 107.0489359°W / 39.1046886; -107.0489359 (Trail Rider Pass)
Cony Pass 700412418000000000012,418 feet
3,785 m
40°10′41″N 105°39′58″W / 40.1780410°N 105.6661159°W / 40.1780410; -105.6661159 (Cony Pass)
Frigid Air Pass 700412408000000000012,408 feet
3,782 m
39°03′13″N 107°01′13″W / 39.0536006°N 107.0203237°W / 39.0536006; -107.0203237 (Frigid Air Pass)
West Maroon Pass 700412408000000000012,408 feet
3,782 m
39°02′09″N 106°59′51″W / 39.0358232°N 106.9975454°W / 39.0358232; -106.9975454 (West Maroon Pass)
The Saddle 700412398000000000012,398 feet
3,779 m
40°28′45″N 105°39′25″W / 40.4791501°N 105.6569479°W / 40.4791501; -105.6569479 (The Saddle)
Storm Pass 700412355000000000012,355 feet
3,766 m
38°42′44″N 107°10′37″W / 38.7122167°N 107.1769962°W / 38.7122167; -107.1769962 (Storm Pass)
Lake Pass[8] 700412218000000000012,218 feet
3,724 m
38°59′49″N 106°33′43″W / 38.9969368°N 106.5619746°W / 38.9969368; -106.5619746 (Lake Pass)
Ptarmigan Pass[8] 700412168000000000012,168 feet
3,709 m
40°18′38″N 105°42′04″W / 40.3105402°N 105.7011174°W / 40.3105402; -105.7011174 (Ptarmigan Pass)
Black Powder Pass[8] 700412159000000000012,159 feet
3,706 m
39°25′25″N 105°57′19″W / 39.4235988°N 105.9552934°W / 39.4235988; -105.9552934 (Black Powder Pass)
Tincup Pass[8] 700412154000000000012,154 feet
3,705 m[9]
38°42′33″N 106°26′03″W / 38.70922°N 106.43426°W / 38.70922; -106.43426 (Tincup Pass)
Avalanche Pass 700412100000000000012,100 feet
3,688 m
39°06′41″N 107°08′38″W / 39.1113766°N 107.1439370°W / 39.1113766; -107.1439370 (Avalanche Pass)
Granite Pass 700412083000000000012,083 feet
3,683 m
40°16′28″N 105°36′20″W / 40.2744290°N 105.6055582°W / 40.2744290; -105.6055582 (Granite Pass)
Boulder-Grand Pass[8] 700412077000000000012,077 feet
3,681 m
40°13′28″N 105°40′09″W / 40.2244295°N 105.6691718°W / 40.2244295; -105.6691718 (Boulder-Grand Pass)
French Pass[8] 700412046000000000012,046 feet
3,672 m
39°26′22″N 105°57′05″W / 39.4394319°N 105.9514043°W / 39.4394319; -105.9514043 (French Pass)
Napoleon Pass 700412034000000000012,034 feet
3,668 m
38°41′56″N 106°27′37″W / 38.6988840°N 106.4603048°W / 38.6988840; -106.4603048 (Napoleon Pass)
Searle Pass 700412034000000000012,034 feet
3,668 m
Colorado Trail 39°27′31″N 106°13′40″W / 39.4585981°N 106.2278022°W / 39.4585981; -106.2278022 (Searle Pass)
Kokomo Pass[8] 700412027000000000012,027 feet
3,666 m
Colorado Trail 39°25′43″N 106°13′38″W / 39.4285985°N 106.2272464°W / 39.4285985; -106.2272464 (Kokomo Pass)
Tomichi Pass 700411962000000000011,962 feet
3,646 m
38°36′13″N 106°23′00″W / 38.6036070°N 106.3833589°W / 38.6036070; -106.3833589 (Tomichi Pass)
Taylor Pass 700411929000000000011,929 feet
3,636 m
39°01′13″N 106°45′20″W / 39.0202688°N 106.7555921°W / 39.0202688; -106.7555921 (Taylor Pass)
Uneva Pass 700411922000000000011,922 feet
3,634 m
39°32′46″N 106°11′00″W / 39.5460975°N 106.1833568°W / 39.5460975; -106.1833568 (Uneva Pass)
Arapaho Pass[8] 700411905000000000011,905 feet
3,629 m
40°00′52″N 105°40′41″W / 40.0144312°N 105.6780597°W / 40.0144312; -105.6780597 (Arapaho Pass)
Eccles Pass 700411893000000000011,893 feet
3,625 m
39°36′27″N 106°10′19″W / 39.6074862°N 106.1719677°W / 39.6074862; -106.1719677 (Eccles Pass)
Rogers Pass[8] 700411886000000000011,886 feet
3,623 m
39°52′13″N 105°41′47″W / 39.87021°N 105.69643°W / 39.87021; -105.69643 (Rogers Pass)
Buchanan Pass[8] 700411837000000000011,837 feet
3,608 m
40°07′52″N 105°37′49″W / 40.1310969°N 105.6302808°W / 40.1310969; -105.6302808 (Buchanan Pass)
Caribou Pass 700411804000000000011,804 feet
3,598 m
40°01′12″N 105°41′27″W / 40.0199868°N 105.6908380°W / 40.0199868; -105.6908380 (Caribou Pass)
Ptarmigan Pass 700411777000000000011,777 feet
3,590 m
39°41′11″N 106°00′12″W / 39.68645°N 106.00321°W / 39.68645; -106.00321 (Ptarmigan Pass)
Vasquez Pass[8] 700411693000000000011,693 feet
3,564 m
39°47′16″N 105°49′45″W / 39.7877647°N 105.8291760°W / 39.7877647; -105.8291760 (Vasquez Pass)
Timberline Pass 700411484000000000011,484 feet
3,500 m
40°22′32″N 105°40′20″W / 40.3755397°N 105.6722269°W / 40.3755397; -105.6722269 (Timberline Pass)
Juniper Pass 700411040000000000011,040 feet
3,365 m
immediately south of SH 103 39°40′20″N 105°33′54″W / 39.6722102°N 105.5649996°W / 39.6722102; -105.5649996 (Juniper Pass)
La Poudre Pass[8] 700410175000000000010,175 feet
3,101 m[9]
40°28′36″N 105°49′24″W / 40.4766500°N 105.8233437°W / 40.4766500; -105.8233437 (La Poudre Pass)
Windy Pass 70039957000000000009,957 feet
3,035 m
37°25′36″N 106°51′14″W / 37.4266741°N 106.8539299°W / 37.4266741; -106.8539299 (Windy Pass)
Mosca Pass 70039750000000000009,750 feet
2,972 m
former SH 150 37°43′58″N 105°27′16″W / 37.7327799°N 105.4544542°W / 37.7327799; -105.4544542 (Mosca Pass)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pass name from the United States Geographic Names Information System except as noted.
  2. ^ Maximum topographic elevation data from the Colorado Department of Transportation except as noted.
  3. ^ a b Maximum grade data from the Colorado Department of Transportation except as noted.
  4. ^ a b Road surface material information from the Colorado Department of Transportation except as noted.
  5. ^ a b Route information from the Colorado Department of Transportation except as noted.
  6. ^ a b c d World Geodetic System 1984 location coordinates from the United States Geographic Names Information System except as noted.
  7. ^ a b Trail Ridge Road (U.S. Highway Route 34) crosses the Continental Divide at Milner Pass but reaches its highest point several miles northeast of the pass. Trail Ridge Road is the highest paved through highway in North America. The highway is closed from about October 22 through about May 22.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an This pass lies on the Continental Divide of the Americas.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Topographic elevation data from United States Geological Survey 1:24000 topographic map.
  10. ^ Fall River Road is closed due to flood damage until about July 1, 2015.
  11. ^ The highest elevation in the Eisenhower Tunnel is a short distance inside the West Portal. The tunnel passes under the Continental Divide a few miles west of Loveland Pass. The Eisenhower Tunnel is the highest elevation on the Interstate Highway System of the United States.
  12. ^ Grand Mesa Summit is the highest point on State Highway 65, the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway. Conditions can be quite severe in winter, though the road generally remains open.
  13. ^ a b Raton Pass is the highest point on Interstate Highway Route 25. The pass is located 1,132 feet (345 m) south of the Colorado state line in the New Mexico. I-25 has an elevation of approximately 7,820 feet (2,384 m) at the state line.
  14. ^ Highway name from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
  15. ^ The Mount Evans Scenic Byway, Colorado State Highway Route 5, ends about one quarter mile (400 m) from the summit of Mount Evans. The highway is the highest paved road in North America. The highway is closed during the winter, and the upper section above Summit Lake at 12,836 feet (3,912 m) is closed from about September 30 through about June 10.
  16. ^ Pikes Peak Highway ends on the summit of Pikes Peak. Pikes Peak is the most visited mountain summit in North America.
  17. ^ "PIKES PEAK". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 
  18. ^ a b Topographic elevation data from the United States Geographic Names Information System except as noted.
  19. ^ Argentine Pass is the highest road over the Continental Divide in North America.
  20. ^ http://i0.wp.com/farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/9330245523_63309fa6c8_z.jpg
  21. ^ a b http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Information/newsroom/2006/AntiquitiesCentennial.html
  22. ^ http://m2.i.pbase.com/u6/jdjetting1/large/35280962.EngineerPass1.jpg
  23. ^ http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7099/7397510146_00c07aa4b3_z.jpg
  24. ^ http://lizardheadcyclingguides.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/image010.jpg
  25. ^ http://images.everytrail.com/pics/fullsize/2634575-9_Cinnamon_Pass.JPG
  26. ^ Electric Pass is the highest named pass in the Rocky Mountains of North America.

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