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“Great views for a motor-route” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guanella Pass

Guanella Pass
Georgetown, CO
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Georgetown
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Colorado Springs
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“Great views for a motor-route”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

As Guanella Pass is accessible via motorvehicle, it lacks a natural wilderness feel. Yet the scenery is so spectacular! Yes the road gets busy, especially during the fall leaf-peeping season, but the views are worth the hassle.

Visited October 2012
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Littleton, CO
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“Native Who Loves Local Drives”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

This entire ride is fantastic. For the review who said the pass from the Summit to Grant off of 285 was not that great and the road was bad...you may not have taken the time to pull aside and see what is there. This entire ride whether it be from Georgetown to Grant or vice versa is a feast for the eyes. The river on the South side is crystal clear. I can't say it's best for fishing, but visually stunning and a great place for pictures, hiking, or just letting it be. Fall is a great time to check out the leaves for sure. If we can get some moisture it will fill up those mountain lakes and fishing in those lakes is very good. Visit the Happy Cooker in Georgetown for breakfast or lunch anyday. Grant has a nice little BBQ food truck too. Good stuff as well. Enjoy Colorado! Soooooo much to do here.

Visited September 2012
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Sioux City, Iowa
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“Quiet Mountain Pass”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is a nice little scenic drive above Georgetown, CO. Some neat little streams and beautiful views. It is a shorter mountain pass as some others in Colorado but a nice 1-1 1/2 hour drive (round trip). Not a whole lot to see or do once you reach the summit (which is not very high)...be sure to use restroom before as the restroom at summit is a port-a-potty. We did get to see a small pack (6) of rams on our way down -which was pretty cool!

Visited November 2012
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Denver, Co.
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“Scenic ride and heavenly hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

A beautiful drive with scenic rest stops and a lovely hike in the mountains. The first 1/2 mile is soft earth and level and it then becomes steeper and rockier.

Visited October 2012
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Medellin, Colombia
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“Nice views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

As many scenic byways in Colorado this one has beautiful views. The drive from I70 is not long, although it's very curvy and steep.

Time can get nasty in a few minutes (we visited in august).

Visited August 2012
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