Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, Colorado Hiking Trail Information

Directions

1) Drive west from Denver on US Hwy 285 for approximately 40 miles to Grant. Turn right on to Park County Route 62. Drive north 13.5 miles to Guanella Pass.

2) Drive west from Denver on Interstate 70. Exit at Georgetown.  Follow Clear Creek County Route 381 south 11 miles to Guanella Pass.

Activities

AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING

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Guanella Pass Scenic Byway

The Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, can be accessed from either Grant or Georgetown.

The south side of the Byway is located on the Pike National Forest/South Platte Ranger District and provides access to several hiking trails: Geneva Creek Trail (#697), Whiteside Trail (#697.A), Threemile Trail (#635), Burning Bear Trail (#601), Abyss Lake Trail (#602) South Park Trail (#600), Rosalie Trail (#603) and Bierstadt Trail (#711).

There is also a short interpretive trail with a good viewpoint at the Guanella Pass summit.  This is accessed from the west end of the upper/west parking area.

Developed campgrounds include Burning Bear and Geneva Park. 

The north side of the byway is located on the Arapaho National Forest/Clear Creek Ranger District and provides access to hiking trails including Silver Dale Townsite Historic District, and Silver Dollar Lake Trail (#79). 

Developed campgrounds include Clear Lake and Guanella Pass.