Gibbons Pass

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Gibbons Pass
Elevation 2,117 m (6,946 ft)
Location Beaverhead / Ravalli counties, Montana, United States
Range Rocky Mountains
Coordinates 45°43.9′N 113°54.3′W / 45.7317°N 113.9050°W / 45.7317; -113.9050

Gibbons Pass (el. 2117 m./6945 ft.) is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains in Montana. It is situated on the North American Continental Divide. It was used by the Lewis and Clark Expedition on their return trip.[1][2] Gibbons Pass is also one of the most historic passes in Montana. Its highest point is 6,945 feet above sea level. The conflict with the Nez Perce Indians by Captain Gibbons began here. The pass was the main route for Indians, explorers, hunters and other traffic prior to the construction of US Highway 93.[3]

See also



  • Saindon, Robert A. (2003). Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark, Volume 3.
    Digital Scanning Inc. p. 528. ISBN 9781582187655.
  • Woodger, Elin; Toropov, Brandon (2009). Encyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
    Infobase Publishing. p. 438. ISBN 0-8160-4781-2.
  • "Gibbon's Pass". Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  • USGS Geographic Names Information System

Coordinates: 45°43.9′N 113°54.3′W / 45.7317°N 113.9050°W / 45.7317; -113.9050

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