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A must-do drive when in Buena Vista; just head out West Main St. and keep going. Yes, road has been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bowling Green, Kentucky
go go go

must go to cottonwood pass and do some hiking. hike up to lost lake and also a great place to look... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2018
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-do drive when in Buena Vista; just head out West Main St. and keep going. Yes, road has been under construction for two years now, but should be open for 2019. Strong winds at top so be prepared. Small parking area at top. I...More

Thank GreggeryPeccary
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Last year Cottonwood pass was closed at the summit due to construction. This year I was not aware,but the road is under construction and I was forced to turned around a go back since road was closed. What a disappointment second year in the roll....More

1  Thank John Z
Reviewed February 1, 2018

must go to cottonwood pass and do some hiking. hike up to lost lake and also a great place to look for mushrooms. There is cottonwood hot springs at the base of the mountain. the top has a sign stating that you are on the...More

3  Thank dvcurtis
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Road currently closed at the summit, but large area to turn around/park at the top. Views are awesome and worth the drive! Didn't get to hike due to weather, but would love to go back!

Thank momdzall
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

This road is a must. Unfortunately the west side is closed for road repairs so you have to approach from Buena Vista. It is truly an amazing drive up to the peak of this pass. Since the west side is closed there is not much...More

Thank A5781MLcharlesm
Reviewed August 18, 2017

It's a beautiful scenic drive from Buena Vista and the view from the top is awesome, especially the sunset. There are no bathrooms, and the road is closed going down the other side, but there's a lake and some trails to get to other picture...More

1  Thank PLEEE
Reviewed August 6, 2017

the road is open from the east side to the summit and closed from the summit westward. you can drive from the east to the summit. then you have to turn around; can't drive up to the summit from the western side.

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

As per Crested Butt Chamber of Commerce, Cottonwood Pass is closed until at least until end of summer 2018, possibly longer.☚ī¸â˜šī¸ Monarch Pass was a suggested alternative. Time to reroute ourselves!

Thank shellseeker2000
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Your missing it if you're not here perfect temps here 70s during day 50s at night great utv rideing hard to beat highly recommend this place . Fishing is close by water rafting 😎😎

Thank MikeM8368
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Drove up from Buena Vista in mid June and took in the beautiful views, watched a family sledding, and hiked around a little bit. Definitely worth the drive from BV!

Thank tnroberson
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