Monument Hill Divide


Monument Hill Divide - Douglas / El Paso Counties - Colorado - 7,352 feet
Other names: Arkansas Divide, Black Forest Divide, Colorado Divide, Lake Pass, Palmer Divide
South Platte River to north, Arkansas River to south.

I-25 north of Monument
pavement - road bike

photos by Randy Bishop, 9/16/2017


At I-25 exit 163, looking south toward the summit.
 

At I-25 exit 163, looking south toward the summit.
 

On east side of I-25 exit 163, at corner of County Line Rd and Monument Hill Rd.

On east side of I-25 exit 163, at corner of County Line Rd and Monument Hill Rd.

At summit on Monument Hill Rd, looking north.
 

At summit on Monument Hill Rd, looking north.
 

At summit on Monument Hill Rd, looking south.
 

At the summit.
 
 

Google Maps
 
 

Google Maps
 
 

Google Earth, looking west along Palmer Divide.

Google Earth, looking west along Palmer Divide.

#8 - photos by Randy Bishop, 3/12/2005


At the summit.
 

At the summit.
 

Looking north at the summit

Notes from Randy: Photos can easily be taken along Monument Hill Road, the frontage road on the east side of I-25.
Monument Hill Divide is the only crossing of the Palmer Divide that counts toward the BMWMCC Pass Bagger.




Recognized in "The Passes of Colorado, An Encylopedia of Watershed Divides" by Ed Helmuth & Gloria Helmuth,
and by a CDOT highway sign.
Is not included in United States Board on Geographic Names.


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2005-17 Randy Bishop
Last modified: September 22, 2017