Guanella Pass | Grant

A Scenic and National Forest Byway Scenic BywayNational Forest Byway

Fall foliage along the Guanella Pass road.

How to get there:

US-285 south to the small town of Grant.

  • From C470/US 285 to CR 62
  • 39 miles 50 mins
  • GPS
  • Guanella Pass Rd
  • 39.4598 -105.6632

In General: CampgroundHikingFishing Available Seasonal Closure

  • Length: 22 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 1 hour

This route travels over Guanella Pass (11,700 ft) and ends at I-70 in Georgetown and is suitable for 2wd vehicles. Much of it is paved. There is a short and easy hike at the overlook that goes to the pass itself.

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Kenosha Pass

Well known for fall color. In General: Scenic/Rest Area on US285. Kenosha CG nearby. Photo Ops: Aspen covered hillsides and great vistas overlooking South Park. There are trails and some roads in the area to explore.

Boreas Pass

From Como to Breckenridge

Snowy mountain vista from the Boreas Pass road.

How to get there:

US-285 south to the small town of Como. Ends in Breckenridge.

  • From C470/US285 to Como
  • 57 miles 1 hr 10 mins
  • GPS
  • US285/CR33
  • 39.3104 -105.8864

In General:4wd high clearance vehicle required

  • Length: 21 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 1 hour 15 mins

Follows the former Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad route from Como to Breckenridge. In good conditions, a passenger car can travel this road without any issues.

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Weston Pass

Nice vistas and good fall foliage.

Aspens near the atart of the Weston Pass road, Colorado.

How to get there:

US 285 south to CR 5, 4.7 miles south of SH 9 in Fairplay.

  • From C470/US 285 to CR 5
  • 71 miles 1 hr 30 mins
  • GPS
  • US285/CR5
  • 39.1537 -105.9992

In General:4wd high clearance vehicle required

  • Length: 27 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 1 hour 30 mins

The road to Weston Pass (11,921 ft) in good conditions, is generally passable to 2wd vehicles, although there are a few rocks which make high clearance desirable.

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