Hoosier Pass, Colorado
Hoosier Pass, ColoradoAltitude: 11,542 feet
Nearest Towns West Of Divide: Blue River, Breckenridge
Nearest Towns East of Divide: Alma, Fairplay
River/Watersheds West Of Divide: Blue River, Colorado River
River/Watersheds East Of Divide: Middle Fork South Platte River, South Platte River,Platte River, Missouri River, Mississippi River
Hoosier Pass is a well-traveled pass that leads to Breckenridge and other ski areas on the western side of the Continental Divide. On the east side, Alma, Fairplay and the South Park region are the most immediate places below.
Highway 9 runs through Hoosier Passis maintained by the C-DOT and remains open all year.I visited Hoosier Pass during a snowstorm in March 2006 and snapped this snowy photo of the Hoosier Pass sign.
The views of the surrounding mountains ranges are definitely worthwhile to see.The above photo is facing the west side of the divide and a great view ofQuandary Peakis just a few miles downhill on Highway 9.
On the east side of Hoosier Pass, the grandest views come in the form of thegrand view of Mt. Bross and Mt. Lincoln, as seen in the photo above.Platte Gulch and Montgomery Reservoir are also accessed from the east side of Hoosier Pass.
Mt. Democrat, Mt. Lincoln and Mt. Bross - A hike of three "14ers" near Hoosier Pass.
Breckenridge Skiing - The official website of the Breckenridge ski amnd snowboarding area.
Alma, Colorado - My photos of the small town of Alma in Park County.