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Poncha Pass
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Poncha Pass looking south 2004


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Poncha Pass looking north 2004


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Poncha Pass, CO
Elevation 9,059 feet.
Denver 245 miles.

The route over Poncha Pass connects the Marshall Pass main line with the San Luis Valley and Alamosa. Otto Mears began a toll road along the route in 1867. This was the first of many of Mears roads in Colorado.

There was a 33 car siding and turning wye at Poncha Pass. It was also the location of the first depot south of Mears Junction.

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