Kingman Pass

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Kingman Pass
Kingman Pass, August 2012.jpg
Kingman Pass, 2012
Elevation 7,119 ft (2,170 m)
Traversed by U.S. Route 89
Location Park County, Wyoming, United States
Coordinates 44°56′06″N 110°43′24″W / 44.93500°N 110.72333°W / 44.93500; -110.72333 (Kingman Pass)Coordinates: 44°56′06″N 110°43′24″W / 44.93500°N 110.72333°W / 44.93500; -110.72333 (Kingman Pass)[1]

Kingman Pass el. 7,119 feet (2,170 m) is a mountain pass between Terrance Mountain and Bunsen Peak on the Grand Loop Road (U.S. Route 89), just south of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. The pass is named for Lieutenant Dan Christie Kingman of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Kingman rebuilt this difficult portion of the Grand Loop Road in the area known as The Golden Gate in 1883.[2]

Images of Kingman Pass and Trestle
Original Kingman Trestle, 1885 
Kingman Pass from Swan Lake, 1922 
Kingman Pass, 1921 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kingman Pass
  2. ^ Whittlesey, Lee H. (2006). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing. p. 144. ISBN 1-59971-716-6.