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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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York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

This is a 'must see' for the few months of the year it is accessible. The views are breathtakingly beautiful and unspoilt. The drive up was much easier than I was expecting and parking at the top is relatively easy. There are toilets but I would only use them if you really have to! There are also hiking trails you... More

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Northern MN
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Wow! Found this on accident. We started in Grant and went to Georgetown. Beautiful small hikes along the way. Several small waterfalls. Awesome views all the way. We stopped at the Georgetown reservoir had a small lunch, and to take in such beautiful views. When descending into Georgetown have passengers get cameras ready for a picturesque view of Georgetown. Also... More

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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I'm a Colorado native and I just finally tool the Scenic Bypass drive up Guanella Pass, on the way to hike my first 14er, Mount Bierstadt. Our drive was around 6am, sun just came up and was quite chilly for July! There were waterfalls on the side of the road, Clear Creek canyon along the other side, which was moving... More

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I always enjoy driving up and over Guanella Pass when we are in the Georgetown, CO area! There are many places to stop and take gorgeous pictures. The Fall season is our favorite because the aspen trees (and other trees and ground-cover) are absolutely stunning!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

So many good things to say...definitely cold and windy up there (the pass was 30 degrees colder than the interstate below) but the views were amazing and it was a fun road up through Georgetown and down through the valleys on the other side of the pass. Lots of picture taking, wildlife and even the construction crew at the top... More

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Beautiful place to go! The drive through Georgetown is very cute -- quaint little downtown with cool shops. Then as we continued our drive on up, there were lots of people who just set up tents near the road which was also right by a nice stream, surrounded by trees (backcountry camping; no RSVPs required). Then we passed some official... More

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Frisco, Colorado
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27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I took to road from Georgetown to Grant, about 22 miles. It took about an hour of driving, though at the summit (11,670'), there is plenty of parking so you can get out and hike on both sides of the road above the treeline. It was still very muddy/wet when I was there a few days ago, so wear pants... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This pass is incredibly beautiful and a very enjoyable trip! Awesome views all the way up and over the pass. It was a overcast day and a little cool but a light jacket was all that was needed. My pictures turned out great!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Love this pass. You can pull off and get out and take little hikes without killing anyone in your family. We love going raspberry picking here but we're not going to tell you where our favorite spots are!

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Atlanta
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Besides the changing scenery, if you are lucky you just might see the mountain rams known to live in the area. Look to the east and you can see the highest mountains in the regions. Head south to Grant and you get back into the aspen forest and a cool mountain river. HINT-from Grant go west over the Hoosier Pass... More

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