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Wilkerson Pass, Lake George

#126 of 268 in Museums in Colorado
Wilkerson Pass, elevation 9,504 ft (2,897 m), is a mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains within Pike National Forest of Colorado and marks the eastern boundary of South Park (Park County, Colorado).

The pass is traversed by U.S. Highway 24 with a Forest Service visitor center at the summit along with a few short trails. The summit has a mild approach on both sides and does not cause problems for vehicles in winter, generally.

The pass is about 50 miles (80 km) west of Colorado Springs and is surrounded by peaks over 14,000 feet (4,300 m) with Pikes Peak of the Front Range to the east and the Collegiate Peaks of the Sawatch Range to the west.
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  • We happened upon this location traveling through, so not a planned stop. There was plenty of parking, fantastic views of distant mountains and trees, hummingbirds at the feeders and a nice picnic...  more »
  • Its beautiful but can be hard to capture all of it in 1 photo. You see mountains, 11 mile lake, and lots of pasture. It's usually breezy to windy since it's high up. The distant view is dreamy. Take.....  more »
  • Pleasant folks working inside the center (from MS). Great 3D relief map inside. Plenty of parking and rest rooms were clean.
  • Cutest rest stop I've ever seen! Beautiful views! Does have pit toilets so be aware but pretty clean and smelless for pit toilets
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