The Eisenhower Tunnel, Colorado
The Eisenhower Tunnel, ColoradoElevation: Approximately 11,250 Feet
Nearest Towns West Of Divide: Silverthorne
Nearest Towns East of Divide: Silver Plume, Georgetown
River/Watersheds West Of Divide: Straight Creek, Blue River, Colorado River
River/Watersheds East Of Divide: Clear Creek, South Platte River,Platte River, Missouri River, Mississippi River
The two top photos are of each side of the Eisenhower Tunnel as I approached it on Interstate 70.Although there is no official marker that I know of, the Eisenhower Tunnel is part of the Continental Divide and goes through a mountain ridge to get to the other side. Before it was built in the 1970s, most motorists traveled over the divide at Loveland Pass via State Highway 6. If you've ever explored the area, you know the Eisenhower Tunnel made travel from the western slope and eastern slope much more convenient.
Directly above is the view heading westbound into the tunnel; The snowy photo above was taken heading eastbound. Where the exact high point is in the road is anyone's guess. ;)
One photo inside the tunnel.
Related LinksInterstate 70 in Colorado - Some photos of a drive along Interstate 70 in Colorado.
Loveland Ski Area - A ski area close to and east of the Eisenhower Tunnel.
Mt. Sniktau - A popular 13er mountain hike; the trailhead is at nearby Loveland Pass.