La Poudre Pass, an epic road in the Rocky Mountains

La Poudre Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.111m (10,206ft) above the sea level, located in Larimer County, in the U.S. state of Colorado.

La Poudre Pass

How long is the road to La Poudre Pass?

Located in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Long Draw Road (National Forest System Road 156). The road is well traveled and is accessible by most passenger vehicles. The road is 21.40km (13.3 miles) long starting from Poudre Canyon Road.

Is the road to La Poudre Pass open?

Located by Rocky Mountain National Park’s northwestern boundary, the road is mostly flat and ends at the La Poudre Pass Trailhead parking area. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey: adverse conditions are common. Long Draw Road typically opens after Memorial Day and closes in mid-October. Freak snow and rainstorms are common in the Rockies, so bring a warm hat and a waterproof jacket.
Pic: Steve Bailie