Loveland Pass

On top of the continental divide.

The ridge looking west from Loveland Pass.

How to get there:

I-70 west to exit 216 – Loveland Pass/US-6

  • From I-70/C470 to US 6
  • 43 miles 50 mins
  • GPS
  • US-6
  • 39.6819 -105.8882

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  • 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.

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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!

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