Boreas Pass Road is a 19.8 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length19.8 miElevation gain1,712 ftRoute typePoint to point
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Take the plunge and explore the area between Highway 285 and Breckenridge. Trail Rating: Boreas Pass - 2 Georgia Pass - 4 Glacier Ridge - 5 This Section can be Skipped Season: Late June to October check for drift conditions Georgia Pass is the last section to open. This is a great track to start and finish in Breckenridge, the first half over Boreas Pass is easy with some very nice historic Railway sites. The second half puts you in the back country and high mountain peaks and some moderate 4x4 trails the hardest part of the loop (Glacier Ridge/Glacier Peak) can be skipped as well. From Breckenridge jump onto the road to Boreas Pass on the South side of town. Don't forget to check out the old Snow blower Train just after you turn on to the road. Continuing up the pass you will leave get a great view of the Breckenridge Ski Area before you leave the residential neighborhood. After you enter the National Forest this will put you into the amazing Aspen Forests. A few of these areas feel like tunnels and make for some great fall photos. Just after you get above the Aspens you will come to the old Water Tank that the steam engines used to use when Crossing Georgia Pass on the route Between Como & Breckenridge. A Few more miles up you will come upon the top of Boreas Pass with a few historic buildings and a couple of old train cars to get out and explore. There are some kiosks about the area to read up on as well. Dropping down the North side of the Pass be sure to stop at a little pull off to hike out to an old section of railroad tracks left for historic purposes. Its marked on the map as a POI. There is no signage on the road to tell you the tracks are even back there. Just past the tracks you will drop into a few amazing aspen covered mountains in the fall the colors are amazing!!! Come sit at the base just before yo get onto the highway. There are a few other railroad sights to take in.... the Como Depot and of course the old Stone Como Roundhouse. After leaving Como jump onto the Hwy and its a quick 6 miles to Jefferson. There you take a left onto County Road 35 and begin the second leg of the journey. Ascending Georgia Pass from the North is very easy, take your time enjoy the views as you pass through the Pine Covered hills. After Reaching the top of Georgia Pass you can make a Choice: * Go East to Glacier Ridge and Glacier Peak with amazing Scenery and a chance to see Mtn Goats ** Skip the Glacier area and go North on Georgia Pass By going North you will skip the Glacier Loop which is the hardest part of the trail. * Heading east you will come to a steep climb 4x4 and 4lo are a must, take it slow and easy. After you reach the top of the first climb this ridge is where Mtn Goats seem to like to be. Many times playing up on the outcroppings of rocks. Glacier Ridge is amazing and leads up to the next steep ascent up onto Glacier Mtn. Yes this trail leads right to the top of the peak. From the top of this peak you can see forever in all directions. From here you will return the way you came up. Just watch for the right turn in the grass this will lead you to a somewhat steep descent again use 4lo. This will take yo back to the top of Georgia Pass. ** Heading North yo begin the descent down Georgia Pass this section changes year after due to the snow runoff. But there tends to be a muddy area about 1/2 mile down. Going down through this part is easy up on the other hand can be a challenge some years. Be sure to watch the route there are 2 intersections that can be somewhat tricky. This trail will eventually drop you next to the Swan River with lots of old and some active mining. This is back on County Roads and the last stretch takes you onto Tiger Road. Tiger road goes right by one of the old historic Dredges be sure to stop and check it out. Tiger Road will connect with Hwy 9 just north of Breckenridge. Have fun be safe.

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Trail Rating 5 out of 10: #5 - Road surfaces are rutted, rocky and sandy with steps not exceeding 14". Water not exceeding 12" with some mud possible. Good vehicle approach and departure angles are helpful. Tall tires (33" plus) and traction added device (lockers, limited slips) is recommended but not required. This trip can be done in half a day if you do not stop to check out a few of the POI. But I preffer a full day to do it in a relaxing manner. Boreas Pass - 2WD is fine Be sure to be mindful of the Hikers and Bikers on the Breckenridge side. Georgia Pass - From the top of Georgia Pass this should all be done in 4lo until you hit Tiger Rd.

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Carol Scotty
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HikingGreat!

Did the loop 3/3 in hiking boots easily. Beautiful walk up in the wide trail and then back on the loop through the woods. Beautiful!

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Kelsie Foster
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Gorgeous views and peaceful. Even on weekend days it can feel spacious from others, especially on side trails. Great snowshoeing.

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Christy Wimer
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Just snowed so the roads were not yet plowed, but people in all kinds of cars handled it like a champ. Most were 4x4 or AWD vehicles. We did it in a Jeep Wrangler with ease. Beautiful scenery.

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Steve Mueting
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Cross-country skiingGreat!
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Dost Mohammad Khan
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RunningPrivate property

Great

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Alex Hindin
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CLOSED

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Hannah Smith
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Hiking

Couldn't finish it because cars are not allowed when there is snow.

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Jesse Hearn
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Chloe Brown
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WalkingGreat!

Beautiful views! We parked and walked up the road.

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Max McGraw
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Scenic driving

Great scenic drive for our first day in Breck. The aspens have all lost their leaves but it was still beautiful and offered a lot of grand views of surrounding peaks.

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Piyush Zambad
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HikingGreat!

22 mile scenic road connecting Park and Summit counties - stunning hour long drive. Offers spectacular views of the Blue River Valley and the Tenmile Range. Early to mid September is an ideal time to drive through this Pass when the fall colors of the Aspen trees are in their prime. We visited in early October when most of the aspen trees shed their leaves, and could only capture short patches of fall colors. I got some amazing shots on my drone and DSLR and created a vlog. Check out here - https://youtu.be/IVjdboErQRI

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Greg Coleman
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Hiking

Very pretty Aspens

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Joe Rinella
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Scenic drivingGreat!

Completed on Sept. 27, 2020. Incredible drive with a 2WD or 4WD vehicle along a high elevation mountain road out of Breckenridge, CO. The Aspens & willows were still in color, and the views of Quandary Peak and surrounding mountains were amazing. This road was very busy today, and the parking lot at South Park High Line RR site was filled with visitors. There is a restroom at this location too. Take some great pictures from here, read a little about the construction of the small town for the railroad and back country skiers too.

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Terry Riehn
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Hiking

Would give a 5 stars if Aspen colors were not gone. Drove up to Valdoro Trailhead and hiked to Borea Pass trail head..less incline and mostly downhill. Drove all the way past Continental Divide to Como. Again, Aspen colors mostly gone. Were were 5 days late I guess. 9.28.20

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Jody Steinbach
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Scenic drivingGreat!

Drove 9/18/20 around 6pm. Loved the views from this trail! Breathtaking! A few tight squeezes with our SUV, but it was worth it! On our drive back to Breckenridge we saw a bull moose cross the road to join momma and baby in the pasture.

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Tally Kappius
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Hiking

Boreas pass. Lots of people around cars and bikes but good

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Laura Crockett
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Hiking

Excellent easy hike especially for families or beginners (we are fit but out of state, so it was a good hike for acclimation too). Cars will pass, and other hikers or bikers. But plenty of space to move over.

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Jeff Lickenbrock
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OHV/Off-road driving

Fun drive. Great scenery.

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Andrew Kuns
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Kassel Ardaman
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Mountain bikingGreat!

Gorgeous views, well maintained gravel road. Pretty busy in September!

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Andrew Flores
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Very rocky in some areas but still manageable. Great views and a little railroad history to see.

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Chelsea Reed
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Bor

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Joseph Chih
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!

Very easy. Any car could do this. Lots of place to stop by and take a look at the mountains. Absolutely beautiful. Stopped by Como to check out the railroad shop. It’s a private property, but no ones there so you could probably just trespass. Very beautiful scenery behind the railroad shop.

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Victor Blanchet
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David Denisi
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Good trail for stock SUVs and city people who want to get out. There was plenty of room and no real issues during mid August. I did it in a stock 4Runner. You can do it in a 2-wheel drive vehicle but I would not recommend it.

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Chandler George
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OHV/Off-road driving

Great , done many times

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Conner Harn
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OHV/Off-road driving

Great easy trail

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John Eller
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Hiking

Very beautiful

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