Cordova Pass

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In addition to providing some of the best road access to high-mountain forests in Las Animas County, this pass also provides magnificent views of the Spanish Peaks and the many dikes radiating out like spokes in a wheel. Practically all the normal high-elevation species can be found here, including Gray Jay, Dusky Grouse, and American Three-toed Woodpecker.

County: Las Animas
Habitat: Spruce-Fir Forest, Mountain Meadow

Directions: Take CO-12 to the Huerfano/Las Animas County line, and head east along FR 415 (the road is signed for Cordova Pass). The road is Huerfano County for the first 6 miles, to the top of the pass, and then it is in Las Animas County. The road continues down the other side in Las Animas County. This road will eventually get to Aguilar and I-25, 30 miles from the top of the pass.

Delorme: 92 B2
Roads of Colorado: 152 C1, 153 D1

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 0
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Hiking can be a hazardous activity; bring raingear and water, and avoid thunderstorms
Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Primitive camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car

Elevation: 9000
Latitude: 37.34847
Longitude: -105.0246

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
CampingYes
PicnicYes
HuntingYes
FishingYes