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This road is a must. Unfortunately the west side is closed for road repairs so you have to approach from Buena Vista. It is truly an amazing drive up to the peak of this pass. Since the west side is closed there is not much...More
It's a beautiful scenic drive from Buena Vista and the view from the top is awesome, especially the sunset. There are no bathrooms, and the road is closed going down the other side, but there's a lake and some trails to get to other picture...More
the road is open from the east side to the summit and closed from the summit westward. you can drive from the east to the summit. then you have to turn around; can't drive up to the summit from the western side.
A great trip, but not for this year. Plan to enjoy the reopening when the road-crews finish in 2018.
As posted on cotrip.org:
Closed for the Season
FR209, 306 Westbound / Eastbound Cottonwood Pass (Milemarker 0-27)
Cottonwood Pass is expected to remain closed for the...More