Gore Pass

A remote road to the top of Gore Pass in CO

Gore Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.909m (9,543ft) above the sea level, located in Grand County, in the U.S. state of Colorado.

How long is Gore Pass in CO?

Tucked away in northwestern Colorado, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Colorado Highway 134. The road was newly resurfaced in July 2006. The pass is 43.13km (26.8 miles) long, running west-east from Colorado State Highway 131, near Toponas (in Routt County) to US-40 Road.

Is Gore Pass in Colorado steep?

Set high in the Rocky Mountains, the road has a mild approach on the west side. The climb ranges between 3% and 5.5% with a very short 7% grade at the very top of the west summit. On the east side, there’s a moderate 5.4% grade. While the maximum grade is 9.2%, this never really is a hard climb.

Is Gore Pass in CO remote?

Located within the Routt National Forest, expect a lack of people and cars. This road passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. The pass is an alternative to Rabbit Ears Pass that will get you off busy US 40. Be cautious, however, the remoteness also causes issues if you break down or need medical assistance. This is a rather remote stretch of road that winds through scenic high country. It’s one of Colorado’s undiscovered gems and a great ride. The pass is named for Sir St. George Gore, an Irish baronet from Sligo.

 

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