Cottonwood Pass Scenic Drive: Buena Vista to Altmont is a 57.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Buena Vista, Colorado that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is best used from May until September.
The Buena Vista half of the pass is paved, while the Almont side is a dirt road, both fine for 2WD cars. Drive closed in winter for snow.
Have done this drive twice, once as a kid with my family. Most recently in 2011 when in Gunnison area when area with boy scouts. beautiful country. Area is definately a destination.
This drive has it all: beautiful forrest, river, canyon, wildlife and the mountains. I loved it.