Gunsight Pass


Gunsight Pass - Grand County - Colorado - 8,332 feet
(other name: Gunshot)
Antelope Creek to west. Troublesome Creek to east.

Northeast of Kremmling on CR-2.
gravel, dirt (very slippery when wet) - dual sport

#149 - photos by Randy Bishop, 8/3/2013


On CR-2, looking north.
 
 
 
 

At the summit, looking north. Troublesome Creek is to the east (right).
 
 

At the summit,looking back south up CR-2.
 
 
 

Local rancher Alan Wheatley and his grandson.
 
 
 

The Wheatleys were early pioneers and even have a creek named after them. See 40.214882N 106.217038W

1/10 mile south at the high point on CR-2, looking north.
 
 

On CR-2, looking west right through the middle of The Gunsight in the background.

On CR-2, looking south.
 
 
 

At the high point on CR-2.
 
 
 

Carl and I took our photos on the high point of the current CR-2, 1/10 mile south of the recognized location of the summit of Gunsight Pass.
After being there and looking more at the maps, my guess is the original south approach of the Gunsight Pass road went
from 40.172824N 106.303217W north and then west using CR-24 instead of the current route west and then north using CR-2.


West of the summit, looking east.
 

West of the summit, at The Gunsight.
 

Aunt Olive's Rd (private).
 

Aunt Olive's to left, CR-2 to right.
 

Gunsight Pass Ranch.
 

On CR-2 looking east toward The Gunsight.

On CR-26 looking east toward The Gunsight.

At the corner of CR-26 / CR-25 near US-40.

A map.
 
 

Close-up.
 
 

Closer-up showing The Gunsight and Gunsight Pass.

Handy tankbag map.
 
 

My route.
 

Google Earth

Google Earth

photo by Roamin Carloski


At the high point on CR-2, looking west right through the middle of The Gunsight in the background.

photos by Randy Bishop, 8/12/2007
Approached from west via CR-25, CR-26, and Aunt Olive's Road. Appeared to be private road
entering private property, turned back before approaching thunderstorm caught up with me.


On Aunt Olive's Road west of the summit.

On Aunt Olive's Road west of the summit.



From United States Board on Geographic Names:
Feature Name ID Class County State Latitude Longitude Ele(ft) Map BGN Date Entry Date
Gunsight Pass 173177 Gap Grand CO 4012330N 1061954W 8350 Gunsight Pass - 13-OCT-1978


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