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Boreas Pass Road

Breckenridge, CO
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Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Breckenridge
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving, Viewing foliage
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Olathe, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We spent about an hour driving the pass. Lots of stops on the way for breathtaking views and pictures.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This drive was great, Toyota 4-runner, no problems, wildlife, loved the drive, went from Breckenridge to Denver in less time then I-70 with the road construction..

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Fort Worth, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Spent some time in nature with a nice scenic drive. Great area to explore and see nature and mountain views.

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Dallas
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181 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful day so we drove up as far as the views of the lake - absolutely beautiful. Aspens, huge rocks and sweeping views make this a must do drive. The road is very well maintained after the pavement ends and there was enough room to easily turn the car around just past the main views of the lake.

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Lakeway, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Tricky driving all the way to the top, wouldn't do it when wet or snow. Went to the very end and then hiked the Black Powder Trail. Just the drive there and back is worth it, weather permitting. We had a crystal clear sunny day and the views were incredible.

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Dallas
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173 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We drove the entire loop that starts on Boreas Pass road in Breck, continues onto a dirt road over to Como, CO, back through Fairplay, CO (the city Southpark takes place in) and finishes on County Road 9 back to Breck. It was very easy to follow & we did it all in a little Toyota Corolla. The best part... More

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I've been down this road a few times in several rental cars, which all had no problems making the journey. As some other reviewers have said, you don't necessarily have to go down this entire road to get the best scenic views, but just about anywhere along the path could make a photo op. Much of the road is unpaved,... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We enjoyed driving Borea Pass road, but I wish I had known a couple things prior to driving it. First, about a mile or so (maybe two miles) after the road turns to dirt, you encounter a couple beautiful views. Pull over and take a look at the lake and town down below. In our opinion, these were by far... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Travel a long dirt road high up and see the beautiful mountain scenery. This old rail pass has areas preserved for you to step back in time, but mostly for the views. Take you time. No guard rails. Narrow roads and steep drop offs. But well worth the time. Popular for mountain bikes. But share the road, all is well.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You can hike this, bike this, drive this, or a combination. Fair warning, if you drive - the road gets REALLY rocky most of the way to the top, and it's best taken in a tough vehicle.

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