Vail Pass

Vail Pass - Eagle/Summit Counties - Colorado - 10,662 feet
other names - Black Gore, Low Divide, Pottery
Black Gore Creek to west, West Tenmile Creek to east.

I-70 between Copper Mountain and Vail
pavement - road bike

photos by Randy Bishop, 07/19/2017

Westbound I-70, about 0.9 miles north of overpass.

Westbound I-70 summit, looking north.

Westbound I-70 summit, looking south.

Westbound I-70 summit.

Google Maps

Google Maps

Google Earth

Google Earth, showing directios to roadside sign.

Garmin Mapsource

#31 - photos by Randy Bishop, 09/08/2005

Westbound I-70, at the summit.

Westbound I-70, at the summit, looking north.

At the overpass, looking south.

"Vail Pass Country" historical marker at the rest area.

Interesting information.
The USGS database specifies the location at 39 31 50N 106 13 02W which is 322 feet north of Shrine Pass Road. The Colorado Recreation Atlas appears to show the same.
Google Maps and Google Earth show 'Vail Pass, Summit County, CO' at 39 31 45.7N 106 13 03.5W which is about 45 feet south of Shrine Pass Road.
CDOT has placed Vail Pass Summit signs on westbound I-70 at 39 32 29.3N 106 12 58.4W and eastbound I-70 at 39 32 30.8N 106 13 03.0W.

From United States Board on Geographic Names:
Feature Name ID Class County State Latitude Longitude Ele(ft) Map BGN Date Entry Date
Vail Pass 176167 Gap Summit CO 393150N 1061302W 10617 Vail Pass 01-JAN-1950 13-OCT-1978

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Last modified: August 1, 2017