South Pass Summit

Location of the South Pass along the Continental Divide. This broad pass, the highest point on the trail, is at the summit of an almost imperceptible approach to the Continental Divide and was the key to the entire trail system. Every emigrant wagon train and handcart company that went westward rolled through this Pass. No other path offered a dependable supply of grass and water plus an easy grade to and through the mountains. This is a fee-free site. This site is ADA accessible.

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Geographic Coordinates

42.029, -108.025


Take State Highway 28 east of Farson 34 miles. Travel South onto County Road 10-455 two miles; head West onto the Emigrant Trail. It's one mile to the site.


no fee