Mountain Passes

Mountain Passes of the Crossroads Region

 

All of these High Mountain Passes are an ‘E’ Ticket Ride in Colorado

  • E Ticket – An E ticket was a type of admission ticket used at the Disneyland and Magic Kingdom theme parks before 1982, where it admitted the bearer to the newest, most advanced, or best rides and attractions.

 

Simplified map of the Crossroads of the Rockies

 

Mountain Passes of the Crossroads Region of Colorado

The quickest route from one town to the other in the Rocky Mountains is often up and over a mountain, which explains why Colorado has so many high mountain passes. It’s passes like these that offer incredible rewards for those daring enough to traverse them.

Mountain passes—trade routes during the mining era—offer long rides with stunning scenery. History buffs can travel along the old railroad lines like Hagerman Pass, Hancock Pass and the Alpine loop, Marshall Pass, Poncha Pass and Trout Creek and imagine and learn about the early mining and railroad days. Whatever your desire, the plentiful passes of X-Roads, open spaces and majestic views offer endless opportunities for off-road fun.

 

The Crossroads of the Rockies are at Poncha Springs in Chaffee County. Hwy’s 285 and Hwy 50. on the Continental Divide

List of 20 Passes you could ride @ X-Roads 2020.
Sawatch Range Passes are on the Continental Divide.
  1. Hagerman.
  2. Independence.
  3. Cottonwood.
  4. Tincup.
  5. Hancock.
  6. Cumberland.
  7. Black Sage.
  8. Old Monarch.
  9. Monarch

 

Marshall Pass Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Map from the late 1800’s

Sangre de Cristo Range Passes.
  1. Marshall.
  2. Poncha.
  3. Hayden.
  4. Medano.
Mosquito Range Passes.
  1. Mosquito Pass. 
  2. Weston.
  3. Trout Creek.
  4. Breakneck
Northern San Juan Range Passes.
  1. Canero.
  2. Ute Pass.
  3. Otto Mears Tollroad.

All of these passes could be negotiated by any competent rider on a properly set up ADV Motorcycle.

Passes of the Crossroads Region Numbered

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Passes of the Crossroads Region Labeled

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PAGE LINKS TO OVERVIEW and DESCRIPTIONS

Mountain Passes in the Crossroads Region

 

Passes of X-Roads of the Rockies

LINKS to INFO on SPECIFIC PASSES

Breakneck Pass Info

Great Sand Dunes Info

Hayden Pass Info

Hagerman Pass Info

Hancock Pass and the Alpine Tunnel

Independence Pass History

Marshall Pass Info

Mosquito Pass info

Old Monarch and Monarch Pass

Otto Mears Tollroad and Bonanza

Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range and Medano Pass

Tincup Pass Info

Trout Creek Pass

Weston Pass

 

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