Boreas Pass Road
Boreas Pass Road
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Crystal
Connecticut27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
This trip is not for the faint of heart. There are some parts where you will be teetering on the edge trying to squeak by while another car is going down the mountain. Once you get past the nail biting parts get ready for some beauty. I went here mid-late fall so there was some part where there was a lot of beautiful foliage and other parts where the leaves had already fallen. It truly is a beautiful pass. There are some pretty rough spots so it’s probably best if you have an SUV, truck or a car that’s not lowered. In good weather most cars can make it up but I’d reckon in any other type of weather definitely go with AWD or 4 wheel drive.
Written September 26, 2020
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Amy_Hewitt77
Denison, TX827 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
We drove the Boreas Pass road and loved it!! Yes, the road is mostly dirt, and even closer to the top is very rough in a car, and there is a lot of one lane blind curves, but so worth it!!! Just go slow & just remember people going up have the right of way (yield when you are coming down). We stopped at every pull off & got out & took photos. Once you get to the top, there are some old buildings & the train car is now gone, but you can hike up to the summit from the pass. You can continue on at the top, but I’m not sure where it comes out at. We chose to go back down the way we came up. Look for the rock a little way up for good photo opportunity of the mountains, lake & town below!
Written July 12, 2020
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jwire25
Bartlesville, OK288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
The boreas pass road is a narrow dirt road that any vehicle can take (summer) with great mountain and nature views. The drive itself feels very safe compared to other similar mountain pass roads. The road is bumpy in parts but well maintained. Only when you encounter another car does it feel a little unsafe as you have to move to the edge. The pass has a few lookouts and stop offs to hike or take pictures. We went back at dusk and saw a moose as well as a great spot to see the Milky Way and stars.
The path has several remnants of the old railroad that ran here in the late 1880s.
The drive to the top, with the old buildings takes about 40 minutes if you take your time. The road continues to Como but unless you need to go that way it’s not worth driving too. There aren’t any good views that way and the road is covered in larger rocks. So turn around at the top.
Written July 23, 2020
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annbN1377SR
Denver, CO5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
Gotta be honest...this is a VERY rough, rocky and narrow road. Absolutely not suitable for regular street vehicles and tires. Our all weather tires got very chewed up going over this road. There was much traffic and in some places only one vehicle wide with no guardrail and sheer dropoffs. Not for the feint of heart.
On the flip side, the views are spectacular.
Just cautioning future visitors to be prepared. I would recommend a 4x4 with off road tires and higher ground clearance.
Written September 21, 2020
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Kristen C
Seattle, WA400 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
You’ll definitely get amazing views especially of the fall colors, but my oh my, you’ll fear for your life. When we went, traffic was nonexistent at first and then we found ourselves suddenly surrounded with hazardous traffic coming and going along one of the narrowest stretches of road near a cliff. This road is not built for two-way traffic, least of all crowded two-way traffic. And then you add in the selfish, oblivious other drivers who are not paying attention — from parking in the middle of the road to get their selfies to forcing their way down the mountain when oncoming traffic is at the greatest risk along the steep drop-offs of the mountainside. We were looking forward to a beautiful Sunday drive but found ourselves anxious and fearful because of the poor drivers we were surrounded by. We cut our drive short not even two miles in so we could get the hell out of there...
Written September 27, 2020
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Raoul Duke Jr
Colorado Springs, CO9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Summit county roads did a horrible job on the pass over the last 18 years. spent a lot of time in Breck.....did the Pass road in the 90's on my road bike. decent shape back then no horrible drop off's and rutted roads. now it is horrible. last fall did it in 4wd.....no way would a road bike do this without a lot of on and off the bike. what do you do with the tax money from all the cheap stuff that is sold in Breck and the outlet stores?? sure is not spent on Boreas pass any more!!!!
Written May 21, 2023
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romanpiekosz
Chicago, IL8,991 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Long and bumpy road from Como, CO pays off. It was great experience. Driving was nor boring. Great views starting early near Como, CO. The farther we went, the views were more interesting. We've stopped for lunch-picnic in the middle of the trail. Even food tasted better. The weather was great, not too warm, not too cold.
Good thing that I wasn't driving, so I was able to take many photos with my camera.
The Pass is also very interesting. It's hard to imagine, that the road we've taken, there was a railroad going up to the mountains.
There are few nice small houses. I wish to live inside one for a while.
I recommend this place.
RomanP
Written October 3, 2020
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Joy_Well_Traveled
Columbus, OH14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Solo
This was a highlight of my recent visit to Colorado! Beautiful scenery and a bit of excitement and adventure driving the dirt road. Please drive slow and respect others on the trail. I saw cars, trucks, hikers, and bikers all on the trail, so stay aware and share the trail responsibly, and you will have a great drive. Now, if you are someone who is afraid to drive (you know who you are), then I suggest asking someone else to drive, or consider driving some of the other many beautiful roads in Colorado such as the Trail Ridge Road.
Written July 18, 2020
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trkr6468
Cantrall, IL375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
My wife and I along with another couple, took this scenic drive while returning to a cabin we were staying at after a day in Breckenridge. I would encourage those taking the drive to not be in a hurry, stop to take in the unbelievable views, and read some of the interesting information provided about the old railway which is included at the highest point. It was interesting to read about the history.

While the views are unbelievable and we had an amazing time, those considering this should be aware of a few things. As many other reviews noted, the road is not paved and in many instances is very bumpy. I would not recommend this drive unless you have a truck or SUV. The 20 or so miles took well over an hour of driving and at times we were only able to move at about 10 mph. This crosses the continental divide at over 11,000 feet which could make physical activity such as hikes a bit more challenging.
Written October 13, 2023
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outdoor52
Berkeley, CA105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I drove over the pass with a couple of adult family members. Beautiful scenery, particularly the high wide open meadows as we reached the pass itself. Very different scenery on the other side looking toward the front range - meadows, ranching, etc. We made several short hikes along the way to view the wildflowers up close; still going strong late July.

Stopped for an excellent lunch at Salon Mexico in Fairplay and spent several hours at the wonderful South Park Museum.
Written July 26, 2023
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