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Address: Georgetown, CO
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A very beautiful ride

Beautiful ride...gives you a great sense of what Colorado is all about. Visitor center on highway has a wonderful gift shop and was filled with interesting Colorado historical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Beautiful ride...gives you a great sense of what Colorado is all about. Visitor center on highway has a wonderful gift shop and was filled with interesting Colorado historical items.

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N Saint Paul
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Well worth spending the day. Give yourself a full day. We were on our way to Breckenridge and stopped in GEORGETOWN (love that town) someone told us to drive up the pass. We stopped about 5-7 times to eat lunch and take picture. A MUST.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Been over it twice and bighorn sheep were on or by the road. A very beautiful drive thru a high mountain pass on a well maintained dirt road.

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Denver, Colorado
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16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The pass is closed after December 1 but you can drive to Naylor Lake (0.8 miles from the top) and walk the remainder of the road on hard packed snow. The view is marvelous.

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Chicago, IL
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456 helpful votes 456 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The views are spectacular. Be sure to bring your camera. We went on a Saturday and there was quite a bit of traffic. An overall great Colorado experience!

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Arvada, Colorado
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45 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

You can't beat a drive through this pass for scenery. We went in September for awesome fall colors. However, be aware that traffic can be heavy during certain times of the year and you can experience delays. There is a lot of construction on the road that can also cause delays.

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a 11 mile drive and has many switch backs with spectacular views this would be a interesting ride on a motorcycle

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Seattle, Washington
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15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

and Guanella is one of 'em. Currently doing a lot of road work on pass, but this is another spectacular pass with chances to see moose, mountain goat, and big horn sheep on every triip. The "bird-ers" seem to like this spot a lot. LOTS of wonderful tundra hiking. Other wonderous mountain passes include Independence, and Gore.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are several hikes at the top of the pass, including Mt. Bierstadt which can be crowded even mid-week. But many other beautiful hikes are accessed from the west side of the road and below the top of the pass on the way to Georgetown. My favorites are Square Top Lakes and Silver Dollar Lake. The South side of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was the first time on the pass and I enjoyed it and I have to go again next year during the summer and then in the fall. The road is nicely paved but when you are heading to Grant there is still some construction, it's going be nice when they get the whole road done. There are also the... More 

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