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Address: Georgetown, CO
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The drive over Guanella is well worth the time it takes. The views are spectacular and you will want to stop frequently to take pictures. Take a sandwich - there are lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Idaho Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The drive over Guanella is well worth the time it takes. The views are spectacular and you will want to stop frequently to take pictures. Take a sandwich - there are lots of great places to pull over for lunch. Take a fishing pole and catch your own dinner.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Started at Georgetown, CO and drove at leisurely pace to the summit. There was extensive road work with up to three hour closures according to signage so we stopped at he summit. There are four peaks over 14,000' accessible from the top. We hiked a short while on a trail but the storm with lightning was fast approaching. I definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Just a great ride in the car with the windows down, or on a motorcycle! Try some of the hiking trails or make your way to Grant. I have seen foxes, big horned sheep and deer on my many drives up!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a beautiful mountain pass that provides access to many campsites and one 14er called Mt Bierstadt if you love to mountain hike. it is a good paved road with many pull offs to explore. Off course the best pull off is at the summit where you can see this great country for miles. As always, go out and... More 

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Hope this title doesn't offend, but this was one of the most spectacular places I have ever seen. Can't count the number of times we stopped, took pictures and took turns pointing out views that I already want to see again. Didn't know that the second half (started at Georgetown) wasn't paved (gravel) although construction was evident as we descended... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great drive plenty of spots to pull off and see some majestic views. Coming fro Goergetown road is paved to the top of the Pass. About 50% is paved going to Grant and most of it is under construction to be paved and completed by October 2015. Huge parking area at top with several hiking paths. Can't beat the view.... More 

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EP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

From the charming hamlet of Georgetown, CO., take the road that says "Guanella Pass." You won't forget it -- or regret it. It's a beautiful snaking road through forests and streams leading to an altitude of 11,669 ft (for comparison, Mont Blanc, the highest peak of the Alps, is 15,781 ft). This is NOT the "top of the Rockies," but... More 

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went on Father's Day so the road was pretty busy, aside from that it is stunning. There were several tent campers near the top. We did not see moose but we're told a lot of people see moose. Hiking trails were at the top. You go above the tree line so be kind to the tundra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

After exploring the road up to the pass I found some good campsites above the pay-camping area...it was very peaceful and we'll worth the time to drive on up to the summit... Also visited the historic downtown area of Georgetown, very interesting! !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Scenic and well worth the drive, about 12 miles. Although we stopped at the trailhead parking lot, we didn't hike here. We did talk to a hiker and he said it isn't a difficult hike. Had a nice view of Mt Bierstadt.

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Address: Georgetown, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Georgetown

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