Cottonwood Pass

CR 306/CR 209 is now paved all the way to Taylor Park!

Looking west from Cottonwood Pass, CO.

How to get there:

Starts at the intersection of US-24/CR306 (Main St) in Buena Vista.

  • From C470/US285 to Buena Vista
  • 104 miles 2 hr 10 mins
  • GPS
  • US 24/CR 306
  • 38.8422 -106.1326

In General:CampgroundFishing Available Seasonal Closure

  • Length: 33 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 1 hour 20 mins

CR 306 is paved all the way to Cottonwood Pass (elev 12126′) then changes to CR 209.

This intersection CR 740/CR 209 is the starting point for directions in the Taylor Park area.

Photo Ops:VistasFall ColorswildflowersHiking

The rugged scenery includes lakes, river meadows, alpine tundra, and impressive fall colors. Terrific vistas from the pass in all directions.

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