California Pass


California Pass - San Juan County - Colorado - 12,930 feet

West of Animas Forks, southeast of Lake Como
off-road - dirt bike

photos by Karst Postma, 7/27/2013


At the summit.

At the summit.

At the summit.

At the summit.

At the summit.

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photo from Nick Greear, 9/4/2010


Looking from Hurricane Pass to the west side of California Pass.

photo from Deward Knapp, 8/24/2006


Deward Knapp at the summit.

Note from Karst: This can be done on a big bike, but that will require intermediate skills. You will have to deal with some steep rocky roads and sharp steep hairpins.
No room for those with fear of heights. Much easier on a smaller bike. Beautiful country!!




Recognized by a BLM sign at the summit and is shown on some published maps.
Is not included in United States Board on Geographic Names.

Other geographic features in the area, from United States Board on Geographic Names:
Feature Name ID Class County State Latitude Longitude Ele(ft) Map BGN Date Entry Date
California Gulch 187359 Valley San Juan CO 375550N 1073510W 11443 Handies Peak - 13-OCT-1978
California Mountain 187383 Summit San Juan CO 375456N 1073623W 13215 Handies Peak - 13-OCT-1978


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Last modified: December 28, 2014