Lemhi Pass

12 mi. E of Tendoy off ID 28, in Beaverhead and Salmon National Forests, Tendoy, Idaho

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Description 

On August 12, 1805, when he reached the summit of this pass, Meriwether Lewis stood on the boundary of newly-acquired Louisana, looking west to the snow-capped peaks of the Bitterroot and Salmon River Ranges, into what was then Spanish territory. Situated on a remote section of the Beaverhead Range, at an elevation of 7373' above sea level, Lehmi Pass was the point where the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the Continental Divide. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 9, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000313
Area of significance
Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Natural feature; Pedestrian related
Current functions
Road-related; Camp
Period of significance
1800-1824
Significant year
1805
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 4
Non-contributing structures: 2