La Poudre Pass is a high mountain pass located in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado in the United States. The pass straddles the Continental Divide, and separates the headwaters of La Poudre Pass Creek, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean, from the headwaters of the Colorado River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean. At the pass, the Continental Divide is the boundary between Grand and Larimer counties, and is also the northern boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park.
The pass itself is a broad, flat, swampy area. In the wet meadow just south of the divide, the Colorado River begins its course as a tiny stream. Rocky Mountain National Park's La Poudre Pass Ranger Station is also located in the pass. The pass is traversed by a hiking trail, by the Grand Ditch as it carries water from the Never Summer Mountains into the Cache la Poudre River, and by a private, gated, maintenance road for the Grand Ditch.
Elevation: 10,184 ft (3,104 m)