This is a rather remote stretch of road that winds through scenic high country, mostly high-altitude sagebrush steppe and lodgepole and spruce-fir forest. Look for pronghorn, mule deer, and the occasional elk. Expect Mountain Bluebird and Brewer’s Blackbird in open areas. In summer, Pass Creek just northeast of Gore Pass supports a breeding population of Veery.
Habitat: Mountain Meadow; Sagebrush; Aspen Grove; Spruce-Fir Forest
Directions: From Kremmling, drive US 40 west to CO 134 (about six miles). Take CO 134 west towards Gore Pass. From I-70, leave the interstate at Wolcott (exit 157) and follow CO 131 north to Toponas; then turn east on CO 134 towards Gore Pass.
Delorme: 27 D5
Roads of Colorado: 53 F3
Dates of Access: Open all year
Ownership: US Forest Service
Restrictions: Beware fast-moving traffic on the road
Parking: Parking lot
Lodging: Primitive camping
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car