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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 Elev. ft Elev. m  Max. grade Surface
Mount Bross 14,178 4.321   Gravel
Mount Evans Byway 14,160 4.316 15% Asphalt
Pikes Peak Highway 14,115 4.302 8% Asphalt
Mount Lincoln 13,854 4.222   Gravel
Peak 10 13,392 4.082   Gravel
Boulder Mountain 13,238 4.035   Gravel
Hurricane pass 13,238 4.034   Gravel
Bennett Peak 13,209 4.026   Gravel
Argentine Pass 13,207 4.025   Gravel 
Mount Sheridan 13,192 4.021   Gravel
Mosquito Pass 13,186 4.019   Gravel
Quail Mountain 13,167 4.013   Gravel
Sant Fe Peak 13,149 4.008   Gravel
Imogene Pass 13,117  3.998    Gravel 
McClellan Mountain 13,110 3.996   Gravel
Hermit Pass 13,047 3.962   Gravel
County Road 36 12,965 3.952   Gravel
Poughkeepsie (California) Pass  12,919 3.938   Gravel 
Mount Champion 12,893 3.930   Gravel
Casco Peak 12,877 3.925   Gravel
Halfmoon Creek 12,846 3.915   Gravel
Black Bear Pass  12,840  3.914    Gravel 
Engineer Pass  12,800  3.901    Gravel  
Taylor Mountain 12,791 3.899   Gravel
Malemute Peak 12,791 3.899   Gravel
Kendall Mountain 12,778 3.895   Gravel
Yvonne Pass 12,750 3.886   Gravel
Mount Buckskin 12,732 3.881   Gravel
Mount Sherman 12,723 3.878   Gravel
Pearl Pass   12,713  3.875    Gravel  
Stony Pass  12,650  3.856     Gravel   
Cinnamon Pass  12,640  3.853   Gravel  
Trico Peak 12,627 3.849   Gravel
Radical Hill 12,618 3.846   Gravel
Mount Edwards 12,611 3.844   Gravel
Bullion King Lake 12,572 3.832   Gravel
Saint Sophia Ridge 12,562 3.829   Gravel
Prospect Mountain 12,562 3.829   Gravel
Whiskey Pass 12,549 3.825   Gravel
Mount Tweto 12,542 3.823   Gravel
Lenawee Lift 12,526 3.818   Gravel
Yankee Boy Basin 12,526 3.818   Gravel
Cement Creek 12,460 3.798   Gravel
Jones Pass  12,454   3.796    Gravel  
Glacier Mountain 12,444 3.793   Gravel
Meridian Peak 12,432 3.789   Gravel
Jones Mountain 12,398 3.779   Gravel
Hurricane Basin 12,388 3.776   Gravel
Carson Pass 12,374 3.772   Gravel
Garfield Peak 12,372 3.771   Gravel
American Basin 12,365 3.769   Gravel
North Twin Cone Peak 12,332 3.759   Gravel
Mount Zion 12,326 3.757   Gravel
Lake Como 12,319 3.755   Gravel
Copper Mountain 12,319 3.755   Gravel
Lake Emma 12,273 3.741   Gravel
Richmond Hill Road 12,265 3.738   Gravel
Little Giant Basin 12,227 3.727   Gravel
Blanca Peak 12,222 3.725   Gravel
Revenue Mountain 12,222 3.725   Gravel
Hancock Pass  12,208  3.721    Gravel  
Lake Wheeler 12,194 3.717   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 lake 12,139 3.700   Gravel
Mount Princeton 12,137 3.699   Gravel
Cottonwood Pass   12,126   3.696    Asphalt east 
Gravel west
Independence Pass  12,095  3.687  6.0%  Asphalt 
Difficult Pass 12,063 3.677   Gravel
Gunsight Pass  12,057  3.675    Gravel 
Lake Pomeroy 12,047 3.672   Gravel
Kingston Peak 12,043 3.671   Gravel
Kite Lake 12,043 3.671   Gravel
Napoleon Pass 12,034 3.668   Gravel
Cumberland Pass  12,015  3.662    Gravel  
Loveland Pass  11,992  3.655  6.0%  Asphalt 
Clear Lake 11,984 3.653   Gravel
Tomichi pass 11,984 3.653   Gravel
Heart Lake 11,984 3.653   Gravel
Imperial Express 11,981 3.652   Gravel
Resolution Mountain 11,935 3.638   Gravel
Denver Pass 11,930 3.636   Gravel
Taylor Pass 11,929 3.636   Gravel
Hagerman Pass  11,925  3.635    Gravel 
Weston Pass  11,921  3.634    Gravel  
Forest Road 730 11,909 3.630   Gravel
Lake Cleveland 11,870 3.618   Gravel
Lake Isabelle 11,873 3.619   Gravel
Iceberg Pass  11,827  3.605    Asphalt 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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