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Address: Georgetown, CO
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Spectacular Drive

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... read more

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

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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Pa
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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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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great place to spend the day, shopping, eating and great photo opportunities. They know how to treat their visitors! Unbelievable trip over Guanella Pass, good roads but construction deep on the back side going into hwy 285. Great hiking and trail areas over the pass, camping allowed too.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The scenery was indeed beautiful, but we had to wait 45 minutes for a pace car. The climb going out of Georgetown was some of the best views we've seen on our visit, but after reaching the summit, the road turned to gravel, with much equipment to maneuver around, and then came the pilot car. If we had been warned... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Pleasant drive up Guanella Pass leads to stunning views at the top. Lots of hiking from the top and some trails along the way. Extra special when aspens are turning or light snow at the pass.

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I was hoping to climb Mt. Bierstadt, but it had snowed significantly and that was no longer possible. Beautiful drive and with guard rails all the way up unlike some other high altitude drives I've done which were a bit scary. Don't just drive up and turn around. Take a hike. It's good for you and you'll see a different... More 

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Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Guanella Pass is a great place to view Mt. Bierstadt, hike Bierstadt from the trailhead or hike one of the other trails in the area. The pass is accessed by a beautiful drive up from Georgetown and/or from the US 285/Grant side. Not far from Denver either way. They are currently improving the roadbed and adding new asphalt to the... More 

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