Haydan & Medano Pass Sand Dunes Scenic Drive

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Haydan & Medano Pass Sand Dunes Scenic Drive is a 93.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Villa Grove, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

93.4 miles
7979 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving



wild flowers


Bailing off of Hwy 285 you ascend Hayden Pass. Gentle for the most part except right before the top of the pass. Dropping down the other side is pretty unique. Getting back on the pavement at Coaldale you will be on Hwy 50 for a bit. Turn south on Hwy 69. This will take you through Westcliff and to the Medano Pass entrance. Wolf Ranch is right near the exit for Medano Pass. Neat entrance and Buffalo Ranch. Medano climbs up and its one of the few passes that are treed to the top. Dropping down the other side there are quite a few water crossings. The sand dunes are fun to check out and if you ski or snow board it could be worth taking the old sticks up for a run.

6 months ago

One of my favorites. Good Jeep trail with great views. Number of water crossings before dropping into Sand Dunes. We entered from Westcliffe side and then came back.

off road driving
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Medano Pass was an awesome way to drop into great sand dunes!

off road driving
1 day ago

11 months ago

Wednesday, June 05, 2013