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Note: This article title may be easily confused with Loveland, Colorado, also in Colorado. Loveland is a city located in Larimer County, Colorado. ...


Loveland Pass (elevation 11990 ft/3655 m) is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado in the United States. It is located on the Continental Divide in the Front Range west of Denver. U.S. Highway 6 traverses the pass, which is considered especially treacherous during winter months. The construction of the Eisenhower Tunnel in the 1970s allowed motorists on Interstate 70 to avoid crossing the pass directly. Trucks that cannot pass through the tunnel must still cross the pass on U.S. Highway 6. Loveland Ski Area is located at the eastern end of the pass. In a range of hills, or especially of mountains, a pass (also gap, notch, col, saddle, bwlch or bealach) is a lower point that allows easier access through the range. ... Rocky Mountain National Park (photo courtesy of NPS) The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ... This is the article on the state. ... This article is about continental divides in general terms. ... The Front Range is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Front Range is a mountain range in the United States on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, and on the western edge of the Great Plains. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... U.S. Highway 6 is a largely east-west United States Highway that connects Bishop, California with Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. ... Categories: Stub | Tunnels | Transportation in Colorado ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... I-70 looking westbound near Mile 326, Wabaunsee County, Kansas Interstate 70 is a long interstate highway in the United States. ...


The pass is named for William A.H. Loveland, a resident of Golden during the late 19th century who was president of the Colorado Central Railroad. Downtown Golden, Colorado Golden, Colorado lies at the mouth of Clear Creek at the edge of the foothills of the Front Range. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Loveland Pass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (205 words)
Loveland Pass (elevation 11990 ft/3655 m) is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado in the United States.
Loveland Ski Area is located at the eastern end of the pass.
The pass is named for William A.H. Loveland, a resident of Golden during the late 19th century who was president of the Colorado Central Railroad.
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