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Guanella Pass

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Address: Georgetown, CO
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Stunning view & fun drive

We thoroughly enjoyed our drive up to the summit. A fun, and safer drive than some other passes. Beautiful views and surprisingly not crowded. We went on Memorial Day and were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Greeley, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It was a pleasant drive on a curvy, 20MPH road. We never saw any spectacular vistas. Of course that it was snowing near the summit may have contributed to that.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our drive up to the summit. A fun, and safer drive than some other passes. Beautiful views and surprisingly not crowded. We went on Memorial Day and were expecting more traffic but it wasn't bad at all.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A very beautiful drive, and with gaurd rails! Not as scary as Mt. Evans. We drove up the pass from Georgetown and went all of the way through. The roads were great and the views beautiful until the halfway mark (around mm 11), then we went down the other side of the mountain and found that the road was gravel... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We didn't get to go all the way through because the road was closed part way up but what we did see was beautiful.

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Tucson
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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48 helpful votes 48 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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