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Located in the western United States, Colorado is notable for its diverse geography, from vast prairie grasslands to the majestic mountains, rushing rivers to desert landscapes. It’s classified as one of the mountain states, located in the Rocky upland part of the USA. Colorado is unlike anywhere else, ranging from alpine mountains, arid plains and deserts with huge sand dunes, deep canyons, sandstone and granite rock formations, rivers, lakes and lush forests.

Here comes the list of the highest mountain roads in Colorado:

Pass County Elevation  Max. grade Surface
Mount Bross Park County 4.321m (14,178ft)   Gravel
Mount Evans Byway Clear Creek County 4.310m (14,130ft) 15% Asphalt
Pikes Peak Highway El Paso County  4.302m (14,115ft) 8% Asphalt
Mount Lincoln Park County  4.222m (13,854ft)   Gravel
Peak 10 Summit County  4.082m (13,392ft)   Gravel
Boulder Mountain Chaffee County  4.035m (13,238ft)   Gravel
Hurricane pass San Juan County  4.034m (13,238ft)   Gravel
Sunnyside Saddle San Juan County 4.030m (13,221ft)   Gravel
Bennett Peak Rio Grande County  4.026m (13,209ft)   Gravel
Argentine Pass Summit County  4.025m (13,207ft)   Gravel 
Mount Sheridan Park County  4.021m (13,192ft)   Gravel
Mosquito Pass Lake County  4.019m (13,186ft)   Gravel
Bartlett Mountain Chaffee County  4.013m (13,167ft)   Gravel
Quail Mountain Chaffee County  4.013m (13,167ft)   Gravel
Sant Fe Peak Summit County  4.008m (13,149ft)   Gravel
Imogene Pass Ouray County  3.997m (13,114ft)   Gravel 
McClellan Mountain Clear Creek County  3.996m (13,110ft)   Gravel
Hermit Pass Custer County  3.962m (13,047ft)   Gravel
County Road 36 Hinsdale Count  3.952m (12,965ft)   Gravel
Bald Mountain Summit County 3.952m (12,965ft)   Gravel
Whale Peak Summit County  3.940m (12,926ft)   Gravel
Poughkeepsie Pass  San Juan County 3.938m (12,919ft)   Gravel 
Red Mountain No. 3 San Juan County  3.932m (12,900ft)   Gravel
Mount Champion Lake County  3.930m (12,893ft)   Gravel
Casco Peak Lake County  3.925m (12,877ft)   Gravel
Halfmoon Creek Lake County  3.915m (12,846ft)   Gravel
Black Bear Pass  San Miguel County  3.910m (12,840ft)   Gravel 
Engineer Pass  Ouray County  3.901m (12,800ft)   Gravel  
Taylor Mountain Chaffee County  3.899m (12,791ft)   Gravel
Malemute Peak Pitkin County  3.899m (12,791ft)   Gravel
Kendall Mountain San Juan County  3.895m (12,778ft)   Gravel
Yvonne Pass San Juan County  3.886m (12,750ft)   Gravel
Mount Buckskin Park County  3.881m (12,732ft)   Gravel
Mount Sherman Lake County  3.878m (12,723ft)   Gravel
American Flag Mtn Gunnison County  3.878m (12,723ft)   Gravel
Pearl Pass   Pitkin County  3.872m (12,705ft)   Gravel  
Cinnamon Pass  San Juan County  3.853m (12,640ft)   Gravel  
Trico Peak San Miguel County  3.849m (12,627ft)   Gravel
Radical Hill Summit County  3.846m (12,618ft)   Gravel
Mount Edwards Summit County  3.844m (12,611ft)   Gravel
Mount Mamma Chaffee County  3.842m (12,604ft)   Gravel
Stony Pass San Juan County 3.838m (12,592ft)   Gravel
Bullion King Lake San Juan County  3.832m (12,572ft)   Gravel
Saint Sophia Ridge Ouray County  3.829m (12,562ft)   Gravel
Prospect Mountain Lake County  3.829m (12,562ft)   Gravel
Whiskey Pass Costilla County  3.825m (12,549ft)   Gravel
Mount Tweto Lake County  3.823m (12,542ft)   Gravel
Antora Peak Saguache County  3.823m (12,542ft)   Gravel
Lenawee Lift Summit County  3.818m (12,526ft)   Gravel
Yankee Boy Basin Ouray County  3.818m (12,526ft)   Gravel
Jones Mountain Chaffee County  3.814m (12,513ft)   Gravel
Cement Creek Gunnison County  3.798m (12,460ft)   Gravel
Jones Pass  Clear Creek County  3.796m (12,454ft)   Gravel  
Glacier Mountain Summit County  3.793m (12,444ft)   Gravel
Meridian Peak Eagle County  3.789m (12,432ft)   Gravel
Atlantic Peak Summit County  3.778m (12,395ft)   Gravel
Hurricane Basin Hinsdale County  3.776m (12,388ft)   Gravel
Carson Pass Hinsdale County  3.772m (12,375ft)   Gravel
Garfield Peak Chaffee County  3.771m (12,372ft)   Gravel
American Basin Hinsdale County  3.769m (12,365ft)   Gravel
North Twin Cone Peak Park County  3.759m (12,332ft)   Gravel
Mount Zion Lake County  3.757m (12,326ft)   Gravel
Lake Como San Juan County  3.755m (12,319ft)   Gravel
Copper Mountain Summit County  3.755m (12,319ft)   Gravel
Red Mountain Clear Creek County  3.754m (12,316ft)   Gravel
Gold Hill Gunnison County 3.752m (12,309ft)   Gravel
Lake Emma San Juan County  3.741m (12,273ft)   Gravel
Niwot Ridge Top Boulder County 3.741m (12,273ft)   Gravel
Richmond Hill Road Pitkin County  3.738m (12,265ft)    Gravel
Little Giant Basin San Juan County  3.727m (12,227ft)    Gravel
Blanca Peak Alamosa County  3.725m (12,222ft)   Gravel
Golden Bear Peak Clear Creek County  3.725m (12,221ft)   Gravel
Revenue Mountain Clear Creek County  3.725m (12,221ft)   Gravel
Hancock Pass  Gunnison County  3.721m (12,208ft)   Gravel  
Wilson Peak San Miguel County  3.719m (12,201ft)   Gravel
Trail Ridge Larimer County  3.719m (12,201ft)   Asphalt
Lake Wheeler Park County  3.717m (12,194ft)   Gravel
Trail Ridge High Point  Larimer County  3.713m (12,183ft) 5.4% WB  Asphalt 
Tincup pass Gunnison County  3.704m (12,154ft)    Gravel
Kite lake San Juan County  3.700m (12,139ft)    Gravel
Mount Princeton Chaffee County  3.699m (12,137ft)   Gravel
Cottonwood Pass   Chaffee County  3.696m (12,126ft)    Asphalt east 
Gravel west
Webster Pass Summit County  3.689m (12,103ft)   Gravel
Independence Pass Pitkin County  3.692m (12,112ft)  6.0% Asphalt
Gunsight Pass Gunnison County  3.692m (12,112ft)   Gravel
Difficult Pass Gunnison County 3.677m (12,063ft)   Gravel
Keystone Mountain Summit County  3.677m (12,063ft)   Gravel
Lake Pomeroy Chaffee County 3.672m (12,047ft)   Gravel
Kingston Peak Clear Creek County 3.671m (12,043ft)   Gravel
Kite Lake Park County 3.671m (12,043ft)   Gravel
Napoleon Pass Gunnison County 3.668m (12,034ft)   Gravel
Cumberland Pass  Gunnison County 3.662m (12,015ft)   Gravel  
Golden Bear Peak Clear Creek County  3.725m (12,221ft)   Gravel
Loveland Pass  Summit County 3.655m (11,992ft) 6.7%  Asphalt 
Clear Lake San Juan County  3.653m (11,984ft)   Gravel
Tomichi pass Chaffee County 3.653m (11,984ft)   Gravel
Heart Lake Hinsdale County 3.653m (11,984ft)   Gravel
Imperial Express Summit County 3.652m (11,981ft)    Gravel
Resolution Mountain Eagle County 3.638m (11,935ft)   Gravel
Denver Pass San Juan County 3.636m (11,930ft)   Gravel
Taylor Pass Gunnison County 3.636m (11,930ft)   Gravel
Hagerman Pass  Pitkin County 3.635m (11,925ft)   Gravel 
Weston Pass  Park County 3.633m (11,921ft)   Gravel  
Forest Road 730 Grand County 3.630m (11,909ft)   Gravel
Lake Cleveland Lake County 3.618m (11,870ft)   Gravel
Lake Isabelle Lake County 3.619m (11,873ft)   Gravel
Iceberg Pass  Larimer County  3.605m (11,827ft)   Asphalt 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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