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August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado


On a recent road trip we spent a couple days in Pagosa Springs, CO and visited Treasure Falls on our way out. A few miles later we made our way up to Wolf Creek Pass. The views were amazing and seemed to go on forever. The summit of the Wolf Creek Pass reaches the Continental Divide at above 10,000 feet, which explains the spectacular views. We stopped at the top, took some pictures, and read the displays on the monument.

Wolf-Creek-Pass1For those of you who are not aware Wolf Creek Pass is a high mountain pass on the Continental Divide, in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. It is the route through which U.S. Highway 160 passes from the San Luis Valley into southwest Colorado on its way to New Mexico and Arizona. We were there in May, and as you can see, there was still a lot of snow.

000000I found it very interesting that we were technically straddling the spine of the Western Hemisphere. It was also amazing to learn that snow/water that falls her goes so many places. The water on the west side goes to the Pacific Ocean, south to the Gulf of Mexico, east to the Atlantic Ocean, and north to the Hudson Bay and up to the Arctic. So interesting. If you are in the area,  you need to stop and take in the phenomenal views, even if only for a short time.  You will be glad you stopped.


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