Haydan & Medano Pass Sand Dunes Scenic Drive

MODERATE 3 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.

DISTANCE
93.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13185 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

3 months ago

off road driving
10 months ago

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

Wednesday, June 05, 2013