A beautiful scenic road to Ohio Pass in Colorado

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.

Ohio Pass

Can I drive through Ohio Pass in Colorado?

Located within the Gunnison National Forest, the road to the summit is called Ohio Pass Road (Gunnison County Road 730, also known as Colorado Road 730 and Forest Road 730). It’s the highest point on the road. The road does not receive much traffic.

How long is Ohio Pass?

The pass is 37.33km (23.2 miles) long running south-north from CO-135, near Gunnison to Kebler Pass Scenic Drive. In 1879, a wagon road was constructed through the pass.

Is 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. Expect some steep parts, with a 10% maximum gradient.

Is Ohio Pass in Colorado open?

Set high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, to the south of Kebler Pass, the road is impassable from November to May. There is no cell phone service at all on this route.