Cochetopa Pass

Cochetopa Pass is an unforgettable road in Colorado

Cochetopa Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.076m (10,091ft) above the sea level, located in Saguache County, in the U.S. state of Colorado.

Can you drive to Cochetopa Pass in Colorado?

Set high in the Rocky Mountains of south-central Colorado, the road to the summit is called Saguache County Road NN14 (Cochetopa Pass Road). It’s a maintained gravel road, graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle through national forest lands. Cochetopa means "Pass of the Buffalo" in Ute Indian.

How long is the road to Cochetopa Pass in CO?

The road to the summit is 42.32km (26.3 miles) long, starting and ending at State Highway 114. It usually has gentle grades and is fairly wide. It lies on the Continental Divide, which separates the Gunnison and Rio Grande National Forests. The first road over the pass was built in 1858. It’s usually impassable from October to June.
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