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Wolf Creek Pass Scenic Highway Road Trip

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A beautiful stretch of road running through the San Juan and Rio Grande national forests, US 160 treats sightseers to views of rugged mountains, lush alpine meadows and clear, fast-flowing streams. At Wolf Creek Pass the scenic highway crosses the Continental Divide at an elevation of 10,580 feet before descending into the San Luis Valley.
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US 160 climbs into the San Juan Mountains, passing within sight of lovely Treasure Falls, which plummets 105 feet into a ravine. Farther east, signage at Wolf Creek Pass marks the route’s high point on the Continental Divide. A nearby ski area takes advantage of the pass’s heavy winter snowfall. The landscape flattens out again as the highway approaches Del Norte.