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Scenic Byway that is now paved- worth the trip

There are two scenic byways in Clear Creek County- Guanella Pass and Mt. Evans- Guanella Pass has great views and gets you from I-70 to US 285 so many locals use it to get to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Barb C
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Littleton
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Littleton
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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two scenic byways in Clear Creek County- Guanella Pass and Mt. Evans- Guanella Pass has great views and gets you from I-70 to US 285 so many locals use it to get to communities along US 285, Lots of photo opportunities and a great place to experience high mountain air.

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Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Sadly, we could only go 8 miles in because of the snow. The rest was worth the drive. The overlook of Georgetown was amazing.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The route from Georgetown to the top of Guanella pass is a long uphill route with great views above the tree line and loads of great corners and bends to test your driving skills. Lots of stopping places for a longer view or a walk or refreshments. Watchout for the Elk , 3 of them were on the edge of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Drove through Guanella pass mainly to see the fall colors. We entered at Grant on US-285 (south side) and exited through Georgetown at I-70(north side). There were numerous view points and photo opportunity on our way. It began with stream as we entered, then a waterfall (small but gushing), landscapes, trees lining the road (fall colors), valley, mountains, lake, tundra... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This scenic ride is well worth your time for the scenery! The road is paved, but the drive is challenging due to the long climb and sharp turns. You will see evidence of abandoned mines all along this road. Look for the gold colored sand piles that dot the hills. These are left over from mining activity in the area.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

The drive up to this mountain pass is scenic with places to stop for a picnic. (Pick up a sandwich at the Subway in Georgetown.) The view from is pass is simply amazing. Many hiking trails to choose from at the top. The drive down the pass to Highway 285 is also pretty. A nice scenic drive.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

For a fall drive, this is one of those "timing is everything" drives. Had the pleasure of enjoying the views during the height of fall color (into the 3rd week of September this year). Holy buckets! You could literally FEEL the color as it poured through the yellow and orange aspen leaves. This was a beautiful drive for "leaf peeping"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Took the beautiful drive to the summit and then on to the town of Grant. Road was in excellent shape and they were doing a little work during our visit. Think the chance of seeing wildlife would be best in early morning or late afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Many high passes are harrowing 4-wheel challenging drives. This pass gives a real mountain feel without the frightening sheer drops. It is magnificent in the fall when you drive through tunnels of golden aspen branches.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The hike was set up to be enjoyed by all levels of hikers. Places to stop and rest along the way. People of all ages were on the trail. Pets were also making the hike with their owners.

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