Rabbit Ears Pass


Rabbit Ears Pass - Grand/Jackson Counties - Colorado - 9,426 feet - On the Continental Divide
Muddy Creek to west. Grizzly Creek to east.

US-40 east of Steamboat Springs
pavement - road bike

photos by Randy Bishop, 08/5/2017


At the summit.
 

At the summit, looking west.

At the summit, looking northeast.

At the summit.
 

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#35 - photos by Randy Bishop, 06/10/2006


At the summit.
 

At the summit.
 

At the summit, looking west.

Notes and photos from Randy Bishop, 08/5/2017
Rabbit Ears Pass is on the Continental Divide, with Muddy Creek to the west (Pacific Ocean drainage) and Grizzly Creek to the east (Atlantic Ocean drainage).
The west summit is simply the top of the climb up US-40 from Steamboat Springs to the rolling plateau leading to Rabbit Ears Pass, about 7.5 miles away.
All the creeks west of the Continental Divide drain to the Pacific, including those in the vicinity of the west summit such as Watson and Harrison Creeks.
In other words, the west summit is not a watershed divide but just a geological feature and common name for that area.


At the west summit.

Looking north.

Looking east.

Looking south.

Looking west.

At the west summit.

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From United States Board on Geographic Names:
Feature Name ID Class County State Latitude Longitude Ele(ft) Map BGN Date Entry Date
Rabbit Ears Pass 172776 Gap Jackson CO 402305N 1063642W 9429 Rabbit Ears Pass 01-JAN-1969 13-OCT-1978


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