Hayden Pass

Coaldale, Colorado 81222

Hayden Pass

Hayden Pass Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A gorgeous drive with just enough challenge to make it fun. Two nice Forest Service campgrounds with hiking trails on the north side. The moderate rating applies to upper portion of trail, only. Lower portions are easy.

Travel only when dry and in the summer. During the spring and fall underground springs flow across the road, creating dangerous patches of ice on the narrowest part of the trail."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

4WD Adventures: Colorado (Adler Publishing )
Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
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"The road initially travels through the ranch land of the San Luis Valley before starting its ascent toward the pass. The route is easy to navigate but has a few sections, mainly on the east side, that are steep and quite rough and require high clearance. It travels through pine forest most of the way but provides some good views along the route, particularly the sweeping views back down across the San Luis Valley. Special Attractions: One of the few 4WD trails in the Sangre de Cristo Range; Varied 4WD route with good views, particularly of the San Luis Valley; Can be combined with South-Central Trail across Medano Pass to form a loop."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
ATVs and Dirt Bikes
2 hours
Spring through fall; when snow free
San Isabel National Forest, Rio Grande National Forest
Local Contacts
Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer; San Isabel National Forest map, Rio Grande National Forest map
Local Maps

Trail Log