On top of the continental divide.
- Length: 8 miles
- Driving Time: min. 20 mins
The paved route (US 6) passes Loveland Ski Area then climbs up and over Loveland Pass (11990 ft) and ends at the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.
The top of Loveland Pass is a trailhead for many different routes. Those looking for a little exertion should try out Grizzly Peak, a 7 mile hike to 13,427 ft.
An easier alternative offering spectacular scenery heads west along the ridge of the Continental Divide to a stone shelter at its highpoint of approx. 12,500 ft.
- Length: 3 miles RT
- Elev gain: 450 ft
- Rating: Easy
- Hiking Time: min. 1 hour 30 mins
About 2.5 miles below the pass is a parking area inside a switchback with a fantastic vista of the mountains surrounding A-Basin. Look for a shot with the moon in the sky!