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Cottonwood Pass, Colorado

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Cottonwood Pass is located in Colorado. Put Cottonwood Pass into our Buena Vista attractions planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Buena Vista.
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  • must go to cottonwood pass and do some hiking. hike up to lost lake and also a great place to look for mushrooms. There is cottonwood hot springs at the base of the mountain. the top has a sign statin...  more »
  • Road currently closed at the summit, but large area to turn around/park at the top. Views are awesome and worth the drive! Didn't get to hike due to weather, but would love to go back!  more »
  • 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 c...  more »
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  • Great high alpine pass that can be done in a passenger car. The road is paved from Buena Vista to the pass, then is gravel down the west side. Easy drive. Stunning views. Just go!
  • Breath taking views. This is part of the Continental divide trail. Cottonwood pass is closed for the 2017 season but you can still go to the summit, park and hike to get amazing photos. Be sure and check out Cottonwood lake on your way back to Buena Vista.
  • Great road from Buena Vista. East side is closed currently for an upgrade.
  • Great vistas and good place to hike a little of the CDT.
  • Must see. Just breathtaking

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Where to stay in Buena Vista

Many come to Buena for the natural aspects of the surrounding area rather than the town itself. If that's what you're interested in too, consider staying in one of the pleasant, budget-friendly, and no-frills motels and inns located along the roads leading into the town center. The name doesn't lie, and visitors will be pleased with the views of the surrounding landscape from most places in town.
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