Argentine Pass 4x4 Road

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Argentine Pass 4x4 Road is a 26.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Georgetown, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
26.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5744 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Stunning high views. Visit amazing Santiago Ghost Town. Incredible views from 13,132-ft. Argentine Pass and top of McClellan Mountain. Don't miss historic buildings at Santiago Mine and Ghost Town. Many legal side roads to explore. Great area for unlicensed vehicles. Numerous tourist attractions in quaint Georgetown. Check out new visitor center near freeway exit. High Point 13,132 ft., Best time to go: Mid July thru September. Located in Arapaho National Forest. For current conditions call Clear Creek Ranger District (303) 567-3000 Rocky at the start and very narrow at the top of Argentine Pass. Much of the lower route is easy unless you take alternate route 248.1B along creek. Snow can block trail well into summer. Follow an old railroad grade to top of McClellan Mountain. Need aggressive stock SUV with low range.

7 days ago

great trail network follow the dotted black line at the split on the map if your lifted it brings u up along and a good portion through the river with more challenging obstacles all peaks are snow packed I couldn't make it on a 4inch long arm kit with good tires

off road driving
13 days ago

Great little trail with beautiful views. The trail isn’t technically challenging, but there are some narrow spots if you go off the main path (which is recommended). Air down your tires before you take this path.
I’d recommend this as a perfect summer trail.
Jeep Rubicon.

19 days ago

This isn't argentine pass.

off road driving
23 days ago

Nice trail, good views

off road driving
1 month ago

Fall is coming, gorgeous views! Fun trail, with some narrow paths, but nothing too technical.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great trail. A bit too rocky at the beginning, I did it in my stock 4runner TE with no issues though. Very rewarding views at the top.

off road driving
1 month ago

1 month ago

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun trail with great views. Had a few issues passing folks in some narrow spots. Would do it again.

off road driving
1 month ago

off road driving
2 months ago

Beautiful drive up to the McClellan summit. Just go slow and easy, and you should easily make it up there!
Stocked vehicles are fine for this trail!

2 months ago

Traveled left past the first flat ground mine site. Summit is a little over 13,000 ft

Do it now!

hiking
2 months ago

off road driving
2 months ago

Had a good drive up. Road was clear past Waldorf Mine where we turned around.

off road driving
2 months ago

off road driving
2 months ago

off road driving
2 months ago

3 months ago

Took the lower trail up and the upper main trail down. Lower trail was a lot of fun with rocks and water crossings. Upper trail was basically just a dirt forestry road. Trail was moderate on the lower trail and east on the upper/main trail. I was in a '15 JKU Rubicon with 37's and 3.5" lift. Had no issues. I posted pics of a recovery done by Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery near the top due to a snow drift. The drift has melted now.

hiking
3 months ago