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Loveland Pass - Elevation 11,990 Feet

Photos of Snow, Snowdrifts and Mountains in Colorado - April 20, 2008


Loveland Pass
Loveland Pass

Photos at Loveland Pass

Loveland Pass sits on U.S. Highway 6 on the Continental Divide. Amazingly, this road served as the main west-east corridor before the Eisenhower Tunnel was built.

I think it's going to be awhile before the Loveland Pass sign is free of snow. When I arrived at 10:45 a.m., it was extremely windy and felt like it could have been in single digits with the wind chill.

Loveland Pass There is a small parking area. This place was busy with backcountry skiiers.

Two years after this visit, I'd hike Mount Sniktau from Loveland Pass.

Loveland Pass
Loveland Pass
The really large snowdrift on the westbound side of the pass was astonishing!

It has been one of the snowiest winters since 1940's (according to long-time Colorado residents) and it will be awhile before the snow recedes.

Some pages of the snow this winter:

  • Snow Photos
  • Cottonwood Pass Snow
  • Buena Vista, CO
  • Sunny Sky & Snow
  • Monarch Pass Area
  • Buena Vista, CO
  • Cottonwood Lake
  • Clear Creek County Sign That poor Clear Creek County sign was surrounded by all that snow! :p)
    Steve One photo of myself on the drift beside the parking area.

    Colorado
    Snow Scenes Along The way

    Traveling on U.S. Highway 6 east of Keystone, CO.

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Switchbacks brought me upward with a view of the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. "A-Basin" and Breckenridge are still open for skiing as of April 28.
    Bicyclist A bicyclist rides down. This guy has my respect! :)

    My most recent ride over the divide was in western New Mexico at a mere 7,312 feet, which pales in comparison to riding up Loveland Pass.

    Snow Traveling up toward Loveland Pass.
    Snow A large snowdrift.
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    This segment of highway caught my eye.

    I am not exaggerating when I say that snowdrift in the bottom photo was at least 20 feet high. Huge amounts of snow rock the house!

    Snow It was quite windy too. Beautiful!

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