Medano Pass

Elevation - 9931ft
37°51'24''N 105°25'57''W

A low pass over the Sangre De Cristo Range over the Great Sand Dunes NP. Good pass for connecting from Westcliffe to Alsmosa. Nearest AWOS is La Veta Pass (119.925 / 719-587-7120).

Remarks: A scenic way to gain access to the San Luis Valley area from the Front Range over the Great Sand Dunes. Use caution for high winds through this pass, extreme mechanical turbulence may exist. Use caution, Mt. Herard (13,340ft) 2.5NM to the north and Mt. Zwischen (12,006ft) 2NM to south. If possible, remain above 2000ft agl over the Great Sand Dunes NP.

Other Local Passes: La Veta PassMosca Pass, Hayden Pass