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MacDonald Pass, Helena

#4 of 11 in Parks in Helena
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
MacDonald Pass, el.6,312 feet (1,924 m), (also known as McDonald Pass) is a mountain pass on the continental divide west of Helena, Montana that is traversed by U.S. Route 12. The pass is one of three passes (MacDonald, Mullan and Priest) used in the 1870s-80s for travel between Helena and Deer Lodge, Montana over the continental divide.

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  • This is a Continental Divide about 10 miles west of Helena. US 12 passes through it. There is a turnout to the south of the highway. From there you have great views, especially on a clear day...  more »
  • We decided to explore the MacDonald Pass. We saw beautiful trees and gorgeous mountains. I saw an eagle flying above the clouds. Wow! We had crossed the Continental divide. In the olden days...  more »
  • My lover tells me, this is a great drive..
  • Beautiful scenery great drive you will be rewarded if you take this pass.

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