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Rocky Mountain National Park in Larimer County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Continental Divide

Milner Pass elev. 10,759 ft.

 
 
Continental Divide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2015
1. Continental Divide Marker
Located at the Milner Pass pullout
Inscription. The "great divide" separates drainage to the Atlantic from drainage to the Pacific. It traverses America from Alaska almost to Cape Horn.

Atlantic Ocean
drainage

Cache La Poudre Creek
drains into the Platte River
which flows to the Missouri,
then to the Mississippi, thus
reaching the Gulf of Mexico.
(part of the Atlantic Ocean)

Pacific Ocean
drainage
Beaver Creek drains into
the Colorado RIver, which then
flows through Grand Canyon
National Park and on to the
Gulf of California. (A part
of the Pacific Ocean)
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 25.208′ N, 105° 48.696′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, in Larimer County. Marker is on Trail Ridge Road (U.S. 34) 17.1 miles north of Western Road (County Road 49), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the Milner Pass pullout. This is a seasonal park road and closed in winter. Call recorded line 970-586-1222 for status. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1043 Trail Ridge Road, Estes Park CO 80517, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 4 miles of
Poudre Lake image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2015
2. Poudre Lake
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Fall River Road (approx. 3.4 miles away); People of Kawuneeche Valley (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Milner Pass. (Submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Milner Pass information board. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2015
3. Milner Pass information board.
Area map of Continental Divide image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2015
4. Area map of Continental Divide
Beaver Trade marker near Lake Poudre. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2015
5. Beaver Trade marker near Lake Poudre.
Map showing Continental Divide image. Click for full size.
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6. Map showing Continental Divide
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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