Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road
Milner Pass (CO)
Here, Trail Ridge Road crosses the Continental Divide. At this point, waters enter either the Atlantic or Pacific drainages. The Rockies divide these two great watersheds, but the Continental Divide may be a mountaintop, a ridge or a pass.
From this point also, a short trail leads past Poudre Lake, headwaters of the Cache La Poudre River, and up to Old Fall River Road. This road was the original road over the Continental Divide. The trail then connects to with another trail leading to Mt. Ida, 1,288 ft. This is a 4.5 mile hike.
- © July 2010 Dirk O'Neill. Photo by Dirk O'Neill