Ohio Pass

Ohio Pass in CO: a beautiful scenic road to the summit

Ohio Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.072m (10,078ft) above the sea level, located in Gunnison County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. It’s a scenic drive that any 2wd can do in the summer.

How long is Ohio Pass?

Set high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, within the Gunnison National Forest, the road to the summit is called Gunnison County Road 730 (also known as Colorado Road 730 and Forest Road 730). The pass is 37.33km (23.2 miles) long running south-north from CO-135, near Gunnison to Kebler Pass Scenic Drive. It’s the highest point on the road. The road does not receive much traffic.

Is the road to Ohio Pass paved?

The first 19.79 km (12.3 miles) are paved, the remainder gravel/dirt but generally in decent shape. It’s appropriate for automobiles except for extremely low clearance vehicles. Large RVs and boat trailers are not advised on the narrow portion near the top of the pass. The road is impassable from November to May. Expect some steep parts, with a 10% maximum gradient.

 

 

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