Rabbit Ears Pass
I went over Rabbit Ears Pass named after the prominence in this photo. A few miles south of Steamboat Springs, U.S. 40 climbs steadily with a 5-6% grade. It was a bit of work pushing my cart and myself up 3000 feet of vertical. It was a big deal for me, because it put me over the Continental Divide. It is all downhill from here to Missouri. Well, almost. One 9,400 foot pass down and a 10,300 foot pass ahead.
Wow! Look at that sign for Jackson County! I must be making better time than I thought. Okay, so Colorado and Missouri both have a Jackson County.
I made the 59 miles from Steamboat Springs to Walden, Colorado in 3 days with mileage of about 12, 24 and 23 miles. Remember, that 3000 foot vertical was in the first day. Walden, Colorado has a population 870 and an elevation of 8,100 feet. I am resting on Sunday, so I went to a non-denominational community church in Walden. Nice people!