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the world's most spectacular roads

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:

PassElev. ftElev. m Max. gradeSurface
Mount Bross14,1784.321 Gravel
Mount Evans Byway14,1604.31615%Asphalt
Pikes Peak Highway14,1154.3028%Asphalt
Mount Lincoln13,8544.222 Gravel
Peak 1013,3924.082 Gravel
Boulder Mountain13,2384.035 Gravel
Hurricane pass13,2384.034 Gravel
Bennett Peak13,2094.026 Gravel
Argentine Pass13,2074.025 Gravel 
Mount Sheridan13,1924.021 Gravel
Mosquito Pass13,1864.019 Gravel
Quail Mountain13,1674.013 Gravel
Sant Fe Peak13,1494.008 Gravel
Imogene Pass13,117 3.998  Gravel 
McClellan Mountain13,1103.996 Gravel
Hermit Pass13,0473.962 Gravel
County Road 3612,9653.952 Gravel
Poughkeepsie (California) Pass 12,9193.938 Gravel 
Mount Champion12,8933.930 Gravel
Casco Peak12,8773.925 Gravel
Halfmoon Creek12,8463.915 Gravel
Black Bear Pass 12,840 3.914  Gravel 
Engineer Pass 12,800 3.901  Gravel  
Taylor Mountain12,7913.899 Gravel
Malemute Peak12,7913.899 Gravel
Kendall Mountain12,7783.895 Gravel
Yvonne Pass12,7503.886 Gravel
Mount Buckskin12,7323.881 Gravel
Mount Sherman12,7233.878 Gravel
Pearl Pass  12,713 3.875  Gravel  
Stony Pass 12,650 3.856   Gravel   
Cinnamon Pass 12,640 3.853 Gravel  
Trico Peak12,6273.849 Gravel
Radical Hill12,6183.846 Gravel
Mount Edwards12,6113.844 Gravel
Bullion King Lake12,5723.832 Gravel
Saint Sophia Ridge12,5623.829 Gravel
Prospect Mountain12,5623.829 Gravel
Whiskey Pass12,5493.825 Gravel
Mount Tweto12,5423.823 Gravel
Lenawee Lift12,5263.818 Gravel
Yankee Boy Basin12,5263.818 Gravel
Cement Creek12,4603.798 Gravel
Jones Pass 12,454  3.796  Gravel  
Glacier Mountain12,4443.793 Gravel
Meridian Peak12,4323.789 Gravel
Jones Mountain12,3983.779 Gravel
Hurricane Basin12,3883.776 Gravel
Carson Pass12,3743.772 Gravel
Garfield Peak12,3723.771 Gravel
American Basin12,3653.769 Gravel
North Twin Cone Peak12,3323.759 Gravel
Mount Zion12,3263.757 Gravel
Lake Como12,3193.755 Gravel
Copper Mountain12,3193.755 Gravel
Lake Emma12,2733.741 Gravel
Richmond Hill Road12,2653.738 Gravel
Little Giant Basin12,2273.727 Gravel
Blanca Peak12,2223.725 Gravel
Revenue Mountain12,2223.725 Gravel
Hancock Pass 12,208 3.721  Gravel  
Lake Wheeler12,1943.717 Gravel
Trail Ridge High Point 12,183 3.713 5.4% WB Asphalt 
Tincup pass 3.704 Gravel
Webster Pass 12,140 3.700 Gravel
Kite lake12,1393.700 Gravel
Mount Princeton12,1373.699 Gravel
Cottonwood Pass  12,126  3.696  Asphalt east 
Gravel west
Independence Pass 12,095 3.687 6.0% Asphalt 
Difficult Pass12,0633.677 Gravel
Gunsight Pass 12,057 3.675  Gravel 
Lake Pomeroy12,0473.672 Gravel
Kingston Peak12,0433.671 Gravel
Kite Lake12,0433.671 Gravel
Napoleon Pass12,0343.668 Gravel
Cumberland Pass 12,015 3.662  Gravel  
Loveland Pass 11,992 3.655 6.0% Asphalt 
Clear Lake11,9843.653 Gravel
Tomichi pass11,9843.653 Gravel
Heart Lake11,9843.653 Gravel
Imperial Express11,9813.652 Gravel
Resolution Mountain11,9353.638 Gravel
Denver Pass11,9303.636 Gravel
Taylor Pass11,9293.636 Gravel
Hagerman Pass 11,925 3.635  Gravel 
Weston Pass 11,921 3.634  Gravel  
Forest Road 73011,9093.630 Gravel
Lake Cleveland11,8703.618 Gravel
Lake Isabelle11,8733.619 Gravel
Iceberg Pass 11,827 3.605  Asphalt 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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