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Boreas Pass Road

Breckenridge, CO
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Breckenridge
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving, Viewing foliage
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Definitely a nice drive to see all the changing of the aspen leaves. There is a section of the road that is no longer paved and is a little bumpy at times. We were in a sedan rental car and made it fine, but we did have to slow down a few times. Took us well over an hour to... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went the last weekend of September and the timing was optimal for aspen colors. It's a moderate grade and not intimidating. It had rained and was full of puddles but nothing at all difficult. We made a loop from Denver on I-70 to Breckenridge and back to Denver on 285 which was more pretty driving. It's close whether this... More

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Denver, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you have some extra time, check this route out. Grab a pamphlet at the Breckenridge Visitor's Center before you head out to follow historical markers along the way. There are some tight areas, but many pull offs allow you to move out of the way of oncoming traffic. I would recommend having a 4x4 as there are some large... More

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Cameron, Wisconsin, USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had the pleasure of making this drive at the peak of the aspen color. It was spectacular. Even without the color the views would be spectacular. We ended our drive at the railway visit center and spent some time reading and learning the history of the area. We made the return trip to Breckenridge and of course the ride... More

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Colorado
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61 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is one of the "not to be missed" things in Breckenridge. To get the most out of it, however, you should plan to walk or ride a bike. You'll miss a lot and enjoy the experience less if you're in a car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Hiking up through Boreas Pass (especially during the fall) was beautiful and relaxing. It was exactly the kind of experience we were looking for on this trip!

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Sandy, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Wanted to view the mountains, valleys, and foliage but were a bit concerned about some reviews that said the roads were a bit hairy... well they were far from hairy. It is a dirt road but you can travel the roads with a 2 wheel drive. I have traveled far more tricky roads without ever thinking about it. The ride... More

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Colorado Springs
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Get out of the congestion of Breck and see some of the alpine country above it. Wonderful hiking and a beautiful drive.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

So worth the drive up and to Como. We loved the views and stopped many times to take in the awesome scenery. Don't leave Breckinridge without driving Boreas Pass.. We drove through Como and to South Park then through Alma.. We highly recommend the drive .. You won't be disappointed !!!

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Eugene, OR
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

this is a road that I would think would be very seasonal. probably unpassable in winter. but, if you are there at the peak of the aspens, this it IT! plan to spend plenty of time for the gravel part of the road. if you do the loop, you cross over the continental divide both on this road and Hoosier... More

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