Ptarmigan Pass

Terrific vistas in all directions.

Vista loking north from the summit of Ptarmigan Pass, Colorado.

How to get there:

From I-70W Exit 171/US 24, drive south on US 24 15.2 miles and turn left (E) onto Resolution Mountain Rd.

  • From I-70/C470 to Res Mtn Rd
  • 108 miles 2 hrs
  • GPS
  • US24/Res Mtn Rd
  • 39.4547 -106.3330

In General:4wd vehicle with low range required

  • Length: 6.5 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 30 mins

In good conditions, this spur road from the byway to the top of Ptarmaigan Pass should be passable to most passenger vehicles. North of the pass, it will soon deteriorate and become a true 4wd route requiring low range.

Photo Ops:VistaswildflowersFall Colors

The pass sits below the summit of Resolution Mountain and offers terrific vistas in all directions. Fall foliage can be impressive.

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