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Guanella Pass

Georgetown, CO
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Georgetown
Type: Scenic Drives
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Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Better luck next year for us. We approached this late afternoon 9/20/14. We were hoping for a glorious sunset to accentuate the golden aspen. We found dull colors due to the heavy overcast from the recent rain and hailstorm. Also, a good number of trees were bare already. We did find small fog pockets and clouds along Sawtooth Ridge, creating... More

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Denver, CO
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105 reviews 105 reviews
19 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I just returned from a day trip to beautiful Guanella Pass. It was glorious. We have been on this drive countless times, and every time I am in awe of its' beauty. I clamored up the rocks along the waterfall taking pictures along the way. We had a picnic at Clear Lake. We passed on hiking on... More

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Houston, TX
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

While staying in the Denver area, we were looking for a scenic drive to a place we hadn't seen before, and learned of the Guanella Pass. We started in Georgetown (a fun visit in itself). The drive was easy, and we were astounded by the vistas along the way...a couple of gorgeous lakes...some color changing of the aspens. Arriving at... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a gorgeous drive with lots of places to pull over and look. Great views of Georgetown in the valley! The roads are very curvy but well worth the drive.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We came up from Georgetown and I could barely keep my eyes on the road(which is highly recommended). The high alpine meadows at the pass were bright green, in contrast with the blue skies, and grey mountain peeks. It was raining lightly and we caught a full rainbow running across the pass, so we could have asked for a better... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a wonderful area and very scenic. Easy to get to as the road is paved all the way up from Georgetown. There are several hikes that originate from the top including Mt Bierstadt which is just over 14, 000 feet. Be very prepared if you wish to attempt to climb it.

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Midland, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Several lookouts spots made great photo opportunities, We didn't get to complete the drive because of an appointment with the Georgetown Loop train. We would love to return to see the fall colors.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Before the road over Guanella Pass was paved, I didn't go up there much in winter, but when I did, I had a 4x4. I like the pass best in the autumn, when the aspen leaves are bright yellow and shimmering in the breezy sunlight. There are lots of pull-offs to stop and take pictures. If you really want to... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Plenty to see on the way up, we enjoyed the trip up the Guanella Pass. Once you get to the top the views are magnificent! Georgetown is a cute little town, we were very happy we decided to make this detour on our way to the Denver Airport.

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Washington DC
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you want to get a hike and beautiful views in but don't want to have a hard drive from Denver, this is what you want! It is only 1.5 hours from Denver and takes you through cute Georgetown (fun place to stop and explore). Drive up the Guenella pass and you will come to the trailhead for Mt. Bierstadt... More

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