Milner Pass, Rocky Mountain National Park

Milner Pass, elevation 10759ft is a mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado in the United States. It is located on the continental divide in the Front Range, within Rocky Mountain National Park, along the boundary between Larimer and Grand counties. The pass provides the passage over the continental divide for US 34, also known as Trail Ridge Road between Estes Park and Grand Lake. The pass is not, however, the high point on Trail Ridge Road, which crests at 12183ft east of the pass within Rocky Mountain National Park. Along with the rest of Trail Ridge Road, the pass is generally closed in winter from the first heavy snow fall (usually October) until the opening of the road around Memorial Day. The gentle pass divides the headwaters of the Cache la Poudre River (which issues from Poudre Lake just east of the pass) and several creeks near the headwaters of the Colorado River to the west. The road near the pass provides a panoramic view of the Never Summer Mountains to the west.
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  • So interesting. Love the sign and the views. There is a trail that is part of the Ute trail and ends up at the alpine visitor center. We did part of the trail but we started from the top.  more »
  • Miilner pass is part of the Trail Ridge Road and is located on the continental divide. The very good road passes many points where you can and should to enjoy the views. All about 2500 meters high, there is the air somewhat thinner. Observe on the plate and enjoy the Lake.
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  • Gotta take it up the Poudre!
  • Nice scenic spot to pull off the road and have a short hike

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