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Welcome to "Bicycling Colorado's Mountain Passes". I want to invite you on a virtual tour over Colorado's Mountain Passes, as seen from the seat of a bicycle, but not only of interest to cyclists. Pick a favorite summit from one of the tables below, and then explore nearby summits and passes with the navigation bar.

To start out, here are a few summits with detailed descriptions. This list changes from time to time

Colorado Passes - in detail

A few more pass descriptions, organized by nearby towns that can be used as a support base.

The following tabels reference the passes/summits from above, plus many more. All of them contain at least an elevation profile and pictures.

The first table contains all major paved passes, the majority of well known unpaved passes, and also many lesser known divides and historical passes. But not all worthwhile cycling climbs go over named summits. The following two tables reference many of those. Shoulder summits are routes that lead to higher summit, but have an additional approach to the shoulder summit point.

recognized passes (-alphabetical order)
unrecognized summits (-alphabetical order)
shoulder summits (-alpahtebical order)

If you are looking for climbs that reach a high (or low) altitude the following two tables are more useful.

paved road passes/summits (-highest elevation first)
MTB/unpaved passes/summits (-highest elevation first)

If instead your interest is big or small climbs, see the following tables

paved approach heights (largest first)
MTB/unpaved approach heights (largest first)

Maybe the easiest way to find a particular road or trail in a particular are is with the following maps:

north western Colorado
north central mountains
north eastern mountains
south western Colorado
south central mountains
south eastern mountains



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