Squaw Pass

Squaw Pass, a scenic mountain road in Colorado

Squaw Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.984m (9,790ft) above the sea level, located in Clear Creek County, in the U.S. state of Colorado.

Is Squaw Pass Road paved?

The road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Colorado State Highway 103 (Squaw Pass Road). The road is 49.56km (30.8 miles) long, running from the City of Idaho Springs, the most populous municipality of Clear Creek County, towards CO-74. The first road over the pass was first established in 1923, and would later become fully paved by 1956.

Is Squaw Pass Road open?

Set high in the Arapaho National Forest, the road can be accessed year round but may be closed in winter when the weather is bad. It’s often blocked by snow. The road has some steep parts.

 

  

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