Cucharas Pass

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Cucharas Pass
Cuchara Pass.JPG
The pass in December, 2012.
Elevation 9,938 ft (3,029 m)[1]
Traversed by SH 12
Location Las Animas / Huerfano counties, Colorado, United States
Range Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Coordinates 37°19′13″N 105°04′25″W / 37.32028°N 105.07361°W / 37.32028; -105.07361Coordinates: 37°19′13″N 105°04′25″W / 37.32028°N 105.07361°W / 37.32028; -105.07361
Topo map USGS Cucharas Pass

Cucharas Pass is a 9,938 ft (3,029 m) elevation mountain pass in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in south central Colorado in the United States.

At the top, the pass is signed as Cuchara Pass and the elevation on the sign there reads 9995 ft. State Highway 12 traverses the pass. Highway 12 is also signed as the Highway of Legends Scenic Byway, one of Colorado's Scenic and Historic Byways.