Webster Pass


Webster Pass - Colorado - 12,096 feet on Continental Divide
(Other names - Handcart, Montezuma)
Park / Summit County
Snake River to north. Handcart Gulch to south.

FR-121 on south, FR-285 on north.
Off-road - dirt bike or dual sport

photo by Roamin Carloski


At the summit.

photos by Karst Postma, 8/30/2015


At the summit, looking south. Sign points right to Red Cone, Handcart Gulch Rd and Jefferson

At the summit, looking southwest up Red Cone Mtn.
 
 
 

At the summit, looking west down FS-285, the approach from the north.
 

At the summit, looking northt toward Montezuma.
 
 
 

At the summit.
 
 
 
 
 

At the summit.
 
 
 
 
 

Google Maps
 
 

Google Maps
 
 

Google Earth, looking north.

Google Earth, looking north.

Google Earth, looking south.

Notes from Karst and Shu:
Shu and I finally rode up and down Webster Pass yesterday north to south. It is 5 miles from Montezuma to the summit. The last 2 miles going up were continuously rough and rocky. One creek crossing with about axle deep water (August 2015).
Going down on the south side was steeper but it seemed generally a little bit better. However, there were a few sections that were worse with softball sized rocks covering the road. The south side is a lot less forgiving. It is narrow with steep drop offs. If you make a mistake it will be a long way down. This steep difficult section on the south side was probably 2 miles, before it more or less leveled out. Total distance from the summit to US-285 is about 7 miles.
I was glad we were on lighter (650) bikes. I would say it requires better than average skills to do this pass, considering the risks on the south side. It requires comfort riding on loose large rocks.
Curtis pointed me to an excellent website http://bushducks.com/tripreps/passopen.htm that is full of good and current condition information. It will be my go to website from here on out.




From United States Board on Geographic Names:
Feature Name ID Class County State Latitude Longitude Ele(ft) Map BGN Date Entry Date
Webster Pass 182389 Gap Summit CO 393152N 1054958W 12103 Montezuma - 13-OCT-1978


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Last modified: September 2, 2015