Lolo Pass (Idaho-Montana)


Lolo Pass (Idaho-Montana)

Infobox Mountain Pass
Name = Lolo Pass
Photo =
Caption =
Elevation = convert|5233|ft|m|0
Location = Idaho/Montana, USA
Range = Rocky Mountains
Coordinates = coord|46.6352|N|114.5798|W|type:pass
Topographic

Transversed by = U.S. Highway 12
Infobox_nrhp | name =Lolo Trail
nrhp_type =nhl


caption =
location= Bitterroot Mountains, Montana
locmapin = Montana
lat_degrees = 46
lat_minutes = 38
lat_seconds = 7
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 114
long_minutes = 34
long_seconds = 47
long_direction = W
area =
built =1805
architect=
architecture=
added = October 15, 1966
governing_body = U.S. Forest Service
refnum=66000309cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=January 23, 2007|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

Lolo Pass, elevation convert|5233|ft|m|0, is a mountain pass in the northern Rocky Mountains on the border between the U.S. states of Montana and Idaho approximately convert|25|mi|km|0 west-southwest of Missoula, Montana.

It is famous as the location where the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the summit of the Bitteroot Range via the Lolo Trail on their outward and return journeys in 1805–06.

U.S. Highway 12, belatedly completed in the early 1960s, crosses the pass. Lolo Hot Springs, Montana, is convert|7|mi|km east of the pass. The first services in Idaho are in Powell, convert|13|mi|km to the west.

References

External links

* [http://visitmt.com/categories/moreinfo.asp?IDRRecordID=9525&SiteID=1 Lolo Pass Visitor Information Center]
* [http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/lewisclark/lcic/grasslands/lolopass_lololandmark_revisions.html Lewis and Clark: Additional Sites]
* [http://www.nps.gov/history/NR/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/108lewisclark/108lewisclark.htm "The Lewis & Clark Expedition: Documenting the Uncharted Northwest Name," a National Park Service Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) lesson plan]


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