Directions

Loveland Pass is on a paved road accessible to all passenger vehicles. From the Front Range, proceed west up I-70 and watch for the Loveland Pass exit just before the final climb to Eisenhower Tunnel. The road is the old US Highway 6. The exit is on the north side of the interstate, then crosses under the interstate, heads west to the entrance for the Loveland Ski area, then makes a wide turn to the left to begin the climb to the pass. 

If coming from the west on I-70, there are two ways to reach the pass. Option 1: Drive east on through the Eisenhower Tunnels. Very shortly after exiting the tunnel, there will be an exit on the right for US Highway 6 to Loveland Pass. Take the exit which will bring you to a stop. Make a right onto US 6 and head for the pass.    Option 2: Take the main exit off I-70 for Silverthorne and proceed east toward Keystone on US 6, which is also designated "Blue River Parkway." Just follow the highway through all the development past the shores of Dillon Reservoir, then Keystone, then gain elevation up to A-Basin and begin the final pull to the pass with a big, wide curve first to the right, then to the left and a switchback to the right. 

Parking at the summit of Loveland Pass can be an issue since this is a favorite stop for summer tourists. We suggest driving south from the pass a short distance and taking a short road on the right to Pass Lake. Fewer people know of or stop here and there is usually some parking available. Then you will need to walk back up to the pass to begin the routes. 


Camping

There is no close by designated campground, but you may be able to get away with overnight parking at "Pass Lake," just south of Loveland Pass. Otherwise, finding a place to camp anywhere close with all the development around Silverthorne & Keystone is not likely. With the close proximity to the Front Range, camping will not be an issue for most. It's much more of an issue for those travelling from the western slope. 


Campsite Locations

Pass Lake › N 39° 39' 18.45", W 105° 52' 41.21"
11,860 elevation.
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