Loveland Pass Trailhead
Info

Location

Road Difficulty

Paved Road 0   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
2WD paved to the TH.

Driving Directions

Take Interstate 70 to the junction for U.S. 6. near the Eisenhower tunnel Follow U.S. 6 up to Loveland Pass (11,990').

Winter Access

Open year-round unless Highway 6 is temporarily closed.
Status Updates 
  
Posted By: agioia27
Info: Parking lot was easy to find, right off HWY 6. We got the last parking spot at 7am. The trailhead to Cupid and Grizzly Peak trail/s is on the East side of the road.
 
Posted By: mtngoatwithstyle
Info: Arrived at 8:30 am just in time to park my car and it was already full. So far all looks ok for parking there. I returned to my car at 12:30pm and it was the jungle. Cars parked on both side of the top of the pass, & a few hadparked parallel to Hwy 6 as well.
 
Posted By: Trotter
Info: The CDOT snow wall has melted, all parking lots on loveland pass are open.
 
Posted By: alexchambers33
Info: The pass itself was open as of yesterday, but they have plowed in the parking lots, so there is no access to LP for hiking, sightseeing, or backcountry skiing.
 
Posted By: pbarn
Info: Closed as of today, using a snow barrier.

I must have checked the details 30 minutes before this was posted, so found out the hard way...

https://www.summitdaily.com/news/colorado-department-of-transportation-to-barricade-loveland-pass-parking-lots-sunday/
 
Posted By: daway8
Info: Prior to sunrise Hwy 6 was coated in snow pretty much from I70 to Loveland Pass but easily drivable. By afternoon was clear but damp. Parking is fairly limited at Loveland Pass, or at least was today given the snow drifts. Lot was basically full by about 6:30am and remained crowed in the afternoon.
 
Posted By: Omatt89
Info: Started at 4am.. mostly dirt for the first .2 miles then light coating of wind blown snow. It was descently firm snowshoes helped. Made it to grizzly by sun up. Hiked in snowshoes entire time with snowboard on back and boarded down all the ridglines..(do this ). Saw many bootpacked paths.. Snow on griz going down was hard still. By 7am on torreys I ran into a few spots that caved away, I just re routed and made it up at 8am. Saw some gray clouds rolling in, didn’t look to big so I boarded down the saddle to grays. Took the bootpacked switchbacks up grays fine. It was kind of shaded. Summited grays at 9am. Boarded down ridgline. They most fun. Back up torreys and back down other side.Was super woorried about making it back up the big face of griz facing torreys which sits in sun. Was blessed with some clouds and snowy weather patches. Made it back up griz fine around 11 or so. Hiked ridgline all the way back. Dropped in towards abasin at the safest most mellow spot and regretted it bc the snow was so slow and grippy. Got a hitchike up. Back to car at 120pm it was sunny and beautiful.. Cornices everywhere were huge...hit with 40 mph winds on way back at the end... dangerous.had to knell down at one point. That sucked. I took too long. I was lucky. Don’t do what I did. The ridgeline is easy and safe to follow especially in the dark. If you go understand how many times your going to be going up and down each side of a giant mountain. However the riding and views are awesome. Start at 2 or 3am. The views of the stars and milky way are pretty much worth it.. Then before you know it You see the sunrise just after 5am....#wow.. Your above 12000 the whole way. Be in shape.
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Posted By: Avalanche86
Info: Parking area is clear. Point 12,915 is partially exposed tundra and no post-holes. Over 12,915 post-hole up to 6 inches. Trail is visible until Cupid.
 
Posted By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: Loveland Pass is open year round. In winter, storms may close U.S. 6 for short periods of time.
 



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