M.P. 312.5

The summit of the Continental Divide is at 2,363 feet and is the lowest rail pass in the Rocky Mountain chain. Summit Lake eventually drains both into the Pacific and the Bering Sea.

This region is the highest point on the Alaska Railroad and is within sight of the highest mountain, Denali (20,320 feet).

Highest point on the ARR
Circa 10/14/44
Original Summit section house, milepost 312.5, 8/12/52


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