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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > South Park Ranger District

Quick Facts

LaSalle Pass

Beginning Elevation: 8,776 Feet (2735.7 Meters) intersection with County Road 31
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Elevation Gain: less than 500 Feet
Ending Elevation: 8,907 Feet (2776.5 Meters) summit La Salle Pass
Length: 6.5 Miles (10.5 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 137 Pikes Peak, Canon City
Recommended Season: Summer
Road Number: 44
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Glentivar




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General Description

La Salle Pass Road is located north of Wilkerson Pass. It leads through the Puma Hills immediately north of Badger Mountain and accesses upper Tarryall Creek from South Park. La Salle Pass has an excellent vantage point of South Park, the Sawatch and Mosquito Ranges. This pass is open during the Summer, Spring and Fall months-weather dependent.

Directions from Highway 24: Drive west on Highway 24 from Lake George. Approximately .5 miles west of the entrance for Round Mountain Campground turn left on to County Road 31. Travel almost 5 miles or until Road 31 intersects Road 44. This is La Salle Pass Road, follow it westward to reach the pass. (County Road 31 is a dirt road that is not recommended during wet conditions, otherwise accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles.)

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Late May through September .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: I like this road! It can be muddy when the snow is melting, but the wildflowers are lovely in spring, there are some (windy!) camps on the South Park side and a good hike up Badger Mountain from the top. There are no views from the top of the pass due to trees. Be respectful of the private property on the east side. Bushducks



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving LaSalle Pass
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding La Salle Pass Road
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking La Salle Pass Road
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery La Salle Pass Road
Yes



Related Activities
China Wall Road - China Wall Road is short, approximately 2.5 miles one way. It begins on the Tarryall Road and descends into the Tarryall Creek drainage.

Round Mountain Campground - Round Mountain Campground is located approximately 4 miles northwest of the small town of Lake George, Colorado. Recreation opportunities abound for this site including hiking, fishing, boating and biking.

Wilkerson Pass Visitor Information Center - The Wilkerson Pass Picnic Ground consists of 6 individual picnic sites with pedestal grill and table. Recreation opportunities include hiking, biking, scenic driving, camping and horseback riding



More Information

Visitor Information:

Park County Tourism Office, P.O. Box 220 , Fairplay, CO, 80440, Phone: 719-836-4279

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