GUANELLA PASS ROAD IS OPEN FOR THE SUMMER SEASON AS OF FRIDAY, MAY 27th AT 9:00A.M.
A former burro trail, the now-paved Guanella Pass scenic byway is 22 miles and climbs to timberline, taking in spectacular views of Mount Bierstadt, Mount Evans and the alpine tundra before descending into cool groves of aspen and pine that light up with brilliant golden hues come autumn.
For more information on camping, trails, travel tips and other activities in the area, please visit these sites:
Check the Guanella Pass Road Information Line at 303-679-2422 x.2 for updates.
There are also first come, first serve camping spots at Leavenworth Creek Road (two miles up from the Georgetown side). It is important to note that this road requires a high-clearance vehicle to access these camping spots (approximately 10 spots).
Multiple day trips can be enjoyed by auto-tourists crossing the pass. These include:
-Flat, scenic trail hikes at Silver Dale (1.5 miles up from Georgetown) with views of the South Fork Clear Creek, Leavenworth Creek, and the Georgetown Reservoir
-Leavenworth Creek Road (2 miles up from Georgetown) which has hiking, biking and more up to Pavilion Point or the old Waldorf Townsite
-Clear Lake (6 miles up from Georgetown) which has picnicking, trail walking around the lake,and fishing
-Naylor Lake/Silver Dollar Lake Trails (11 miles up from Georgetown) which has hiking, biking, scenic vistas, and high-altitude lakes