Craig Pass

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Craig Pass
MK01618 Continental Divide.jpg
The Continental Divide at the Craig Pass
Elevation 2,518.3 m (8,262 ft)
Traversed by U.S. Route 191
Location Teton County, Wyoming,
United States
Coordinates 44°26′30″N 110°43′11″W / 44.44167°N 110.71972°W / 44.44167; -110.71972 (Craig Pass)Coordinates: 44°26′30″N 110°43′11″W / 44.44167°N 110.71972°W / 44.44167; -110.71972 (Craig Pass)[1]

Craig Pass (el.8,262 feet (2,518 m)), is a mountain pass located on the Continental Divide in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The Grand Loop Road crosses the pass approximately 8 miles (13 km) east of Old Faithful Geyser.

The pass was named by Hiram Chittenden for Ida M. Craig (Wilcox), the daughter of a close friend, General James Craig. Ida Craig was purportedly the first tourist to cross the pass after it was completed in September, 1891.[2]

The small Isa Lake is located just west of the pass on the Grand Loop Road and is noted for striding the Continental Divide and draining into two different watersheds—the Atlantic via the Missouri River and the Pacific via the Snake River.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Craig Pass". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Whittlesey, Lee (1988). Yellowstone Place Names. Helena, MT: Montana Historical Society Press. p. 39. ISBN 0-917298-15-2.