Independence Pass

Independence Pass
The summit of Independence Pass also coincides with the Continental Divide. The Divide marks the crest where rivers originating east of it flow to the Atlantic Ocean and rivers originating west of it flow to the Pacific Ocean.

ghost town of Independence
The town of Independence was founded July 4, 1879, when gold was discovered nearby. It became a ghost town a few years later when the gold was gone.
Photo Courtesy of Stuart Bridge


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Last updated on 02/19/2012.