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Stevens Pass

Elevation 4061 ft./1238 m.
Location Washington, Flag of United States United States
Range Cascades
Coordinates 47°44.7′N 121°5.6′W
Traversed by U.S. Highway 2

Stevens Pass (el. 4061 ft./1238 m.) is a mountain pass through the Cascade Mountains located in the northeast corner of King County, Washington. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 375 pixel Image in higher resolution (2700 × 1264 pixel, file size: 1. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Himalaya as seen from the International Space Station A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... Mount Adams in Washington state The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanos called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... United States Highway 2 is an east-west United States Highway. ... 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. ... Mount Adams in Washington The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanoes called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ...


It is used by U.S. Highway 2. The BNSF Railway's Cascade Tunnel lies 2,000 feet below the pass summit. Stevens Pass is named after its discoverer John Frank Stevens. United States Highway 2 is an east-west United States Highway. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting marks BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is larger in size). ... The Cascade Tunnel is a 7. ... Portrait of John Frank Stevens John F. Stevens (25 April 1853–2 June 1943) built the Great Northern Railroad in the United States and was chief engineer on the Panama Canal. ...


A recreation area by the pass contains a ski resort. Stevens Pass Ski Area is on Cowboy Mountain and Big Chief Mountain. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses US Highway 2 near Stevens Pass. This article is about the ski area. ... The Pacific Crest Trail is a long-distance mountain hiking and equestrian trail that runs from the United States border with Mexico to its border with Canada. ...


Stevens Pass is the key saddle for Mount Stuart which means that it is the lowest point on the highest path connecting Stuart with a higher peak (Glacier Peak to the north). This makes it one of only 57 such passes in the contiguous United States and is a manifestation of its importance in Pacific Northwest geography. In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height or shoulder drop (in America) or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains, also known as peaks. ... For the house in Scotland, see Mount Stuart House. ... Glacier Peak is the most remote of the five active volcanoes in Washington. ... The Pacific Northwest from space This page is about the region that includes parts of Canada and the US. For the US only region, see Northwestern United States The Pacific Northwest, abbreviated PNW, or PacNW is a region in the northwest of North America. ...


External Links

  • Stevens Pass ski area official site

Coordinates: 47°44.7′N 121°5.6′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Stevens Pass Ski Area, Washington on Ski-Guide - Start planning your vacation here! (268 words)
Stevens Pass Ski Area is located on the crest of the Cascade Range and receives abundant and frequent snowfalls.
Stevens Pass averages 450 inches of snowfall each year, covering 1,125 acres of skiable terrain, including 37 major runs and numerous bowls, glades and faces.
Stevens Pass Ski Area is located on Highway 2 and is 78 miles east of Seattle, 65 miles east of Everett and 58 miles west of Wenatchee.
Stevens Pass - definition of Stevens Pass in Encyclopedia (100 words)
Stevens Pass is a highway pass on United States Highway 2 through the Cascade Mountains at the northeast corner of King County, Washington.
The highway pass is at an elevation of 4061 feet.
The recreation area by the pass contains a ski resort.
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