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Continental Divide on Loveland Pass, CO

The Continental Divide / Rocky Mountains

Mountain Majesty - Colorado

A snowboarder hikes the crest of the mountain peak, ready for the ride of their life. The Colorado air is cool and crisp. Go ahead, take in a nice slow breath. Let your worries fade away like the echos of the valley. The skies are healthy here... and clear.. and blue.

Gazing over the Rocky Mountains at 11,990 feet, is the glorious views and dynamic terrain of Loveland Pass rides over the crest of the Continental Divide. Connecting I-70 to the Ski Resorts of A-Basin and Keystone, US HWY 6 was the only and most treacherous attempt through the winding mountains that any early traveler would drive anxiously, yet honest.

Today, Highway 6 is a well maintained and spectacular look into the glory that Colorado has to offer. Only closed on major weather winter snow days, Loveland Pass is open and available to traverse, ski, or snowboard at your own back country risk.

Back Country Skiers, Snowboarders, and Hikers are extreme!


Continental Divide

The Continental Divide is the ridge that runs through North America determining where water source will ultimately end up. Whether in the Gulf of Mexico, or the Pacific ocean, and despite common myth, it does not always run at the highest elevation peaks of the mountains. Height doesn't matter, just where the water will end up does. It is the North American watershed.

Maintained by the US Department of Agriculture, back country skiers are warned of Avalanche Blasting at Any time by means of Long Range Military Weaponry. Please back country enthusiast, seriously, Avalanches and Avalanche maintenance is something to really keep in mind.

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US Highway 6 in Colorado at Loveland Pass


Loveland Pass - Wow!

But for most, simply getting out of the car, grabbing the camera, and letting the kids slide down on their butts from any small hills is a good time waiting to happen.

Come, experience Colorado and everything it has to offer you and your family. Ski, Hike, 4x4, Horseback, eat, drink, ride, or whatever your lifetime will allow in this sun filled state, and always enjoy what lies around the next bend.

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Visiting Colorado:

Enjoy the Centennial State by traveling by car. Thousands of miles of scenic roads await. Around every bend, a high country experience. Partake in high country hiking, skiing, fishing, 4x4. Get a taste of what real food is like, the kind that'll fill you up, but leave you dreaming for more. Hop on a horse, an alpine slide, or a river raft. Explore the highest, farthest, biggest things in the world. Just enjoy Colorado!

Image Credit » Chance Buell

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OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 9, 2014, 4:18 PM

I love the photos! Those are some amazing views.

Kasman wrote on October 9, 2014, 5:44 PM

Great photos! Would really love to see more.

AngelSharum wrote on October 22, 2014, 4:49 PM

We hope to come visit next year. Depends on how many more doctor visits I have. :)

ByChanceTV wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:15 AM

Trust Me... A Mountain View and a Breath of Fresh air may heal you better than a Doctor's Visit...! :)