Juniper Pass

Juniper Pass in CO is an absolute must for road lovers

Juniper Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.368m (11,049ft) above the sea level, located in Clear Creek County, in the U.S. state of Colorado.

Located within the Arapaho National Forest, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Colorado State Highway 103, aka Squaw Pass Road. The harrowing highway has steep drop-offs on both sides. The road to the summit was completed in 1921. It’s pretty steep, hitting a maximum 10% grade through some of the ramps.

The pass is 28.48km (17.7 miles) long, running west-east from Mount Evans Road on Echo Lake, to CO-74, Evergreen Parkway, on Bergen Park. The drive is very scenic. Open to traffic throughout the year, the road may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad.