Coal Bank Pass facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCoal Bank Pass
One of the signs at the summit of the pass
|Elevation||10,610 ft (3,234 m)|
|Traversed by||US 550|
|Location||San Juan County, Colorado, U.S.|
|Range||San Juan Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Engineer Mountain|
The pass is traversed by the Million Dollar Highway, U.S. Highway 550 south of Silverton, which is part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. While the north side is fairly gentle, the descent on the south side is very steep (6.5%), and has a runaway truck ramp for trucks that lose control. It is basically downhill the entire way to Durango.
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