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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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Midland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Several lookouts spots made great photo opportunities, We didn't get to complete the drive because of an appointment with the Georgetown Loop train. We would love to return to see the fall colors.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Before the road over Guanella Pass was paved, I didn't go up there much in winter, but when I did, I had a 4x4. I like the pass best in the autumn, when the aspen leaves are bright yellow and shimmering in the breezy sunlight. There are lots of pull-offs to stop and take pictures. If you really want to... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Plenty to see on the way up, we enjoyed the trip up the Guanella Pass. Once you get to the top the views are magnificent! Georgetown is a cute little town, we were very happy we decided to make this detour on our way to the Denver Airport.

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Washington DC
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97 reviews 97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you want to get a hike and beautiful views in but don't want to have a hard drive from Denver, this is what you want! It is only 1.5 hours from Denver and takes you through cute Georgetown (fun place to stop and explore). Drive up the Guenella pass and you will come to the trailhead for Mt. Bierstadt... More

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Bonner Springs, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Feel like you have traveled into Ireland when you get to the top. Lush green meadows! Be sure to hike the trail up to the waterfall, don't just stop at the top. The waterfall gets prettier the higher you go!

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York, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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