Hayden Pass

Elevation - 10,722ft
38°17'35''N 105°51'00''W

A predictable pass over the Northern Sangre De Cristo Range that is good for connecting Colorado Springs to the San Luis Valley region. Nearest AWOS is Monarch Pass to the northwest (124.175 / 719-539-4436) and Saguache Airport to the west (118.625 / 719-655-2229).

Remarks: A popular and scenic pass that gives access to the San Luis Valley area from the Front Range. Use caution for high winds through this pass, mechanical turbulence may exist. Use caution, Galena Peak (12,461ft) 1.3NM to the north and Nipple Mountain (12,199ft) 3NM to south. This location is a popular spot for hang gliders and hang gliding activity is common in the summer and fall months (when Hayden Pass is passable by 4x4). 

Other Local PassesPoncha Pass, Marshall Pass, Monarch Pass