In the high mountain ranges of the Montana-Idaho border, you’ll find Bannock Pass. The pass is approximately 7,684 feet above sea level near Leadore, Idaho. The captivating Continental Divide Trail bisects this important pass as it continues to head north.
The rugged and weathered markers play an important role in helping people navigate the 3,100 mile course. As the Continental Divide Trail Organization writes: “The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is much more than just a line on a map; it is a living museum of the American West, a place to reconnect with nature, and a unifying force bringing people of all walks of life together.”
BLM Idaho’s Salmon Field Office hosts a small portion of the Continental Divide Trail. Wildflowers offer beautiful color to this already amazing landscape.
Photos and post by Sarah Wheeler, BLM Idaho.