Ptarmigan Pass (Sawatch Range) facts for kids
- Note: There are at least three separate mountain passes in Colorado named Ptarmigan Pass. This article concerns the one between Eagle County and Summit County.
Quick facts for kidsPtarmigan Pass
|Elevation||11,765 ft (3,586 m)|
|Traversed by||Unpaved road|
|Location||Eagle / Summit counties, Colorado, United States|
|Topo map||USGS topo map|
It is located on the crest of the northern end of the Sawatch Range, along the border of Eagle and Summit counties, south of Vail Pass. The pass is traversed by a jeep trail that is passable by four-wheel drive vehicles and on foot. 2WD vehicles will only make it to the summit from the west; the east side is rocky and boggy at times. The trail connects Interstate 70 east of Vail Pass with the Eagle River Valley near Red Cliff.
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