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MacDonald Pass, Helena

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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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  • It's a short drive and beautiful drive from Helena. Recommend going on to Lincoln from this drive. Best to have a 4 WD, big holes in the drive to the top. 
    It's a short drive and beautiful drive from Helena. Recommend going on to Lincoln from this drive. Best to have a 4 WD, big holes in the drive to the top.  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • Historic pass that traverses the Continental Divide.
  • Very beautiful

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