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Molas Pass

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Traversed by  US 550
Elevation  3,325 m
Topo map  USGS Snowdon Peak
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Location  San Juan County, Colorado, U.S.
Range  San Juan Mountains, Rocky Mountains
Similar  Coal Bank Pass, San Juan Mountains, Red Mountain Pass, Rocky Mountains, San Juan National Forest

May 2008 goldwing at molas pass colorado


Molas Pass (el. 10,910 ft./3325 m.) is a high mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado in the United States.

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Map of Molas Pass, Colorado 81301, USA

The pass is in the San Juan National Forest. The pass is traversed by the Million Dollar Highway, U.S. Highway 550 south of Silverton, which is part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. Though it is one of the higher passes in Colorado, it has only a few switchbacks on the north approach, is considerably less intimidating than Red Mountain Pass on the same highway, and is generally kept open in the winter months.

Molas Pass is also the last mountain pass of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic race, where riders race the train from Durango to Silverton.

References

Molas Pass Wikipedia


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