Hayden Pass

4/5 (12 reviews)
Hayden Pass is one of the few remaining routes that cross the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range. Once used by the Utes to go from the Arkansas River to the San Louis Valley, the road now connects the town of Villa Grove on the west with the town of Coaldale on the east. Climbing the west side of the...Read More
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Highlights of Hayden Pass

Forest Category IconForest
Overland Category IconOverland
Highest Elevation
10691 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
05/16 - 03/14
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
970(west) - 6(east)
Nearest Town
Villa Grove
Nearest Services
Villa Grove
Management Agency
Rio Grande National Forest/San Isabel National Forest
District
Saguache District/Salida District

Overview

Hayden Pass is one of the few remaining routes that cross the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range. Once used by the Utes to go from the Arkansas River to the San Louis Valley, the road now connects the town of Villa Grove on the west with the town of Coaldale on the east. Climbing the west side of the pass is slightly more difficult and rocky compared to the east side, but both sides of the pass offer magnificent views of the valleys below.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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7 Waypoints
23 Trail Photos
2 Trail Concerns
12 Community Reviews
1 Video
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