Interesting Fact #2 about Gunnison County

February 09, 2022  •  1 Comment

Cottonwood Pass _9494Cottonwood Pass _9494Looking Northwest from the summit.

Interesting Fact #2:

You must traverse a high mountain pass in any of the four directions in order to reach Gunnison.

North: Schofield Pass  10,707 feet in elevation (named most dangerous pass in Colorado for 4x4's only) It is open 2 or 3 months during the summer season. 

South: Cochetopa Pass 10,067 feet elevation (State Highway 114)

West: Double Mountain Passes of Blue Mesa Summit 8,704 feet elevation & Cerro Summit 8,042 feet elevation (State Highway 50 west)

East: Monarch Mountain Pass 11,312 feet elevation (State Highway 50 east)

Northeast: Cottonwood Pass 12,126 feet elevation (Scenic Byway west of Buena Vista) 

 

* Bring some bottled water, your camera and a jacket.  Enjoy the Adventure!

 

 

 

 


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Joseph Enenbach(non-registered)
Wonderful mountain scene especially with that beautiful mountain lake Teresa!
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