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Hoosier Pass, Breckenridge

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Hoosier Pass elevation 11542ft is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado in the United States. The name derives from Indiana, nicknamed the "Hoosier State," which was the original home of many pioneers.
The pass is located on the Continental Divide at the northern end of the Mosquito Range, in a gap between Mount Lincoln (west) and Hoosier Ridge (east). It sits on the boundary between Park (south) and Summit (north) counties.
The pass provides a route between the headwaters of the Blue River (tributary of the Colorado River) to the north and the headwaters of the South Platte River in South Park to the south. It is traversed by State Highway 9 between the towns of Breckenridge (north) and Fairplay (south). The highway over the pass provides an alternative route from Denver to the ski areas near Breckenridge and Keystone. It is generally open all year round, is traversable by all vehicles in good weather, but is occasionally closed during winter storms. The road over the pass has a smooth approach on the south side but has several switchbacks on the north side with a grade of 8%.
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  • It's worth driving up to the top of Hoosier Pass from Breckenridge just for the views and the fun curvy drive all the way up the steep mountain pass. There is a pretty large, gravel parking area at th...  more »
  • This is a fun hike! Definitely on the easier side and mostly just walking at a slight incline on a dirt road. It’s about a mile and a half to the top, but will take a couple of hours round trip if you...  more »
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  • It's the Hoosier Pass!
  • Beautiful location to take in a hike. Elevation 11, 539. Chance to see wildlife; elk, moose, bear, mountain goats, and or blue Jays. Great place to get some amazing photographs of nature in it's whole. Not to busy. Camping.

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