A Scenic and National Forest Byway
In General: 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.
The lower elevations are green and wet, thick stands of spruce, fir, aspen, and pine rising along cascading creeks. Higher up, the streams snake through broad meadows with beaver ponds and wildlife photo ops. Some nice vistas on the north end looking down the canyon and a nice overlook of the city of Georgetown. Terrific fall foliage.