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Address: Breckenridge, CO
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Very Scenic route

Albeit this part of the road is quite short it is nothing short of spectacular. We took it with a light snow at the time giving it a wonderful ambiance!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Albeit this part of the road is quite short it is nothing short of spectacular. We took it with a light snow at the time giving it a wonderful ambiance!

Thank dbl60
Woodridge, Illinois
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175 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We've driven this road several times going back to the mid-1970's. In the early years, high clearance 4 wheel drive was strongly recommended. But the road, although still mainly gravel, has been improved so much in recent years that any standard clearance vehicle will work fine in dry conditions. The renovated 1800's railroad water tower near the top as well... More 

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Chillicothe, Missouri
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Boreas Pass Road is a great way to see Breckenridge and the mountains around it from "above"! The 22 mile road takes you high up through the mountains to the continental divide, with some of the most beautiful views you can imagine. The road is gravel, much of it rough and at times narrow. You do not want to be... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

great views of Colorado, were there the first week of Oct. and trees had a lot of color. Golds, Reds and yellows. Not a bad drive. Also right in the middle of the trip old houses, cannot really imagine someone living there at that altitude. Must have been some hardy pioneers.

Thank Wj565
Breckenridge, Colorado
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Love the hikes and trails all along Boreas pass. You do flat to steep depending on your condition. Fun for the entire family. Also cad snow shoe and cross country ski during the winter months.

Thank Bob F
Milton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This pas gives you a great feel of the various views of the Breckenridge area. The road is somewhat rugged but well worth the effort. We saw snow, deer, beautiful, etc.

Thank Kim J
Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Boreas Pass is one of those great day trips. It is close to the city. It offers some spectacular views of the mountains and a fun bit of history. The road is dirt but can easily be done in a passenger car. Be sure to take a lunch as there are no services at the summit.

Thank Jake E
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We took the loop road over Boreas Pass on the recommendation of the visitor center in Breckinridge. Our rental car was a Chevy Cavalier. Since the road is dirt with some gravel, there were some pot holes that could have taken out the undercarriage if we had not been careful. The views were fantastic! We enjoyed the history of the... More 

Thank twofortennis
Powder Springs, Georgia
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167 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Literally a long and winding road, but the views are incredible. And the opportunity for this East-Coast woman to actually be on the continental divide? Priceless!

Thank mfortino2000
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

It's important to know that the road is narrow as it is shared with bicyclists, pedestrians and other vehicles. The road takes you from just outside Breckenridge and it follows a natural curve, until you've reached the landmark where the cabins and train cart are. The whole drive before reaching the train cart offers stunning views at a high altitude.... More 

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