Williams Pass

5/5 (10 reviews)
Williams Pass follows an old 1880s toll road up and over the Continental Divide. It was once the route for travelers and goods from St. Elmo to Pitkin, and it's now used exclusively for outdoor recreation. Topping out at just below 12,000' in elevation, Williams Pass treats visitors to spectacular e... Read More
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Highlights of Williams Pass

Altitude Category Icon Altitude
Forest Category Icon Forest
Mud Category Icon Mud
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Water Category Icon Water
Highest Elevation
11775 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
08/01 - 08/31
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
298.A, 9298, 298
Nearest Town
Saint Elmo
Nearest Services
Pitkin
Management Agency
San Isabel National Forest, Gunnison National Forest
District
Salida Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District

Overview

Williams Pass follows an old 1880s toll road up and over the Continental Divide. It was once the route for travelers and goods from St. Elmo to Pitkin, and it's now used exclusively for outdoor recreation. Topping out at just below 12,000' in elevation, Williams Pass treats visitors to spectacular east and west views as you travel through a pristine alpine meadow. The pass connects both Chaffee and Gunnison Counties and the San Isabel and Gunnison National Forests.

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7 Waypoints
23 Trail Photos
4 Trail Concerns
10 Community Reviews
1 Video
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