Monida Pass

The road to Monida Pass on the border of Idaho and Montana

Monida Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.102m (6,896ft) above the sea level, located on the border of eastern Idaho and southwestern Montana, in USA.

Located in the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains of the northwestern United States, the road to the summit is paved. It’s called Interstate 15 (I-15) or Veteran’s Memorial Highway. The name of the pass is derived from the states that it separates, "Mon" from Montana and "-ida" from Idaho.

Open to traffic throughout the year, may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. The pass is 48km (30 miles) long running from Lima, a a town in Beaverhead County (Montana) and Spencer, called the "Opal Capital of America", in Clark County (Idaho).

 

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