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
To start out, here are a few summits with detailed
descriptions. This list changes from time to time
Passes - in detail
A few more pass
descriptions, organized by nearby towns that can be
used as a support base.
tabels reference the passes/summits from above,
plus many more. All of them contain at least an
elevation profile and pictures.
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.
If you are looking for
climbs that reach a high (or low) altitude the
following two tables are more useful.
Maybe the easiest
way to find a particular road or trail in a particular
are is with the following maps: