Argentine Pass

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Argentine Pass
Elevation 13,207 ft (4,025 m)[1]
Traversed by Unimproved road
Location Clear Creek / Summit counties, Colorado, U.S.
Range Front Range
Coordinates 39°37′31″N 105°46′57″W / 39.62528°N 105.78250°W / 39.62528; -105.78250Coordinates: 39°37′31″N 105°46′57″W / 39.62528°N 105.78250°W / 39.62528; -105.78250
Topo map USGS Grays Peak

Argentine Pass, elevation 13,207 ft (4,025 m), is a high mountain pass that crosses the Continental Divide in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado in the United States.

The highest named vehicle-accessible pass in the state, Argentine Pass is located on the crest of the Front Range along the boundary between Clear Creek and Summit counties southwest of Georgetown. The pass is flanked by Mount Edwards to the northwest and Argentine Peak to the southeast. It is traversed by a rugged four-wheel drive trail, part of which is the grade of the long-abandoned Argentine Central Railway. This trail is passable only on foot not with a modified 4x4 vehicle in good weather during the summer.

The pass was the location of silver discovery in 1864 that led to the growth of Georgetown as an early center of the silver mining industry in Colorado. The region on the east side of the pass became heavily mined in the following decades, with many remains of mining activity visible today.

Note: Vehicle travel is only possible on the Georgetown side, the Horseshoe Basin side may only be traversed by foot or by bicycle.

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