Boreas Pass Road is a 19.8 mile lightly 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 May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
19.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,712 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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!!! Como sits 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.

off road driving
1 month ago

Amazing views! First time driving this road. Made the whole trek from Breck to Como. Was a bit worried at first as my SUV is only front wheel drive but it handled the snow (couple of inches) and mud without a problem. Next time I make the trip, I think I’ll start the trip at Como to be able to take in the sunset behind Breck and have dinner and drinks in town when it’s over.

The ride up was spectacular!

1 month ago

Easy drive and beautiful views. I haven't seen any reviews mentioning the NARROW ROAD. So be aware the road is very narrow in some areas with room for only one vehicle at a time and not a lot of space to pull off. Because we were unaware of the narrowness of it we drove up in our Raptor which is WIDE. Not very many courteous people drive through there and most don't have road etiquette and didn't even attempt to make room even though WE were on the cliff side. Other than that the ride was beautiful and we saw the beautiful Fall Aspens.

scenic driving
1 month ago

I usually drive this road several times a year, but Autumn eye-candy is always the best. Heads-up folks - the conditions in the high country are soo dry that with everyone on the road, kicking up dust, visibility was extremely poor. There were many sections were I couldn't even take a pic because of how thick the dust was. My advice, go really early in the morning. Even later in the evening is busy.

2 months ago

Great views of Breck. Aspen Trees and starting to turn gold. Directions on how to get to the trail head are not so good.

hiking
3 months ago

One of the best 'Colorado Gold' Autumn spectator roads to travel. Great old mining dredges too.

off road driving
3 months ago

Does not allow ATVs on the trail because it’s still classified as a county road. All trails needs to better distinguish between OHV allowed and HV.

off road driving
3 months ago

This was a beautiful drive. I would highly recommend it to anyone who new to off road driving. It is very easy, but still beautiful and fun. The Como side was rough, but manageable. I started from the Breckenridge side and though the town was crowded the road really wasn't. Clearly tourists don't know about the road or get nervous in their rental cars.
I will be going back in the fall. Maybe to camp a bit and see the colors. I am sure there will be more people on it then.

off road driving
3 months ago

This is a beautiful, relaxing drive. We started in Como and ended in Breck. Lots of places to stop, park, and take pictures or hike on side trails. Trail is full of aspens, this would be a perfect fall drive once they start changing colors. 2WD cars shouldn’t have any troubles here, there were only a few spots with easily navigable potholes. This is a nice alternative to traversing I-70 up to Breck.

4 months ago

We are new hikers and found the trail a great first 14.

4 months ago

This is a must do drive every visit we make to the area. Have made the drive fifteen or more times...it never gets old. It’s fun to park at various points along the way and hike a little.

4 months ago

Very nice trail.

4 months ago

Easy drive with great views. Lots of pull outs for stops, passing, and pictures. July you will see campers, bikers, and hikes. Stop at the Trail Heads for easy hiking trail or just the road.

4 months ago

Awesome views! Easy drive (4x4). We went from Como up to Breckenridge.

scenic driving
5 months ago

This is a really nice road for a scenic drive. Very interesting story of the area at the pass. A lot of history there. It took about an hour and a half from the Breck side, but we stopped at the pass and looked around for about 20 minutes too. Definitely not a 4 x 4 road. It is in really good shape, and you can do this in a car no problem. There is only one slightly rocky part at the very bottom of the Como side, that's it. Lots of Aspens along this drive so it must be nice in the fall. I could see this being a good road to look for wildlife either early morning or late in the day too. We will go back sometime to see. Lots of people camped along this road the day we went. Check it out.

5 months ago

Awesome!

off road driving
5 months ago

The scenery was very good and it’s always fun to be on the divide. The drive from Breckenridge was quick and the road is well maintained. Went up in in the Land Rover but could have made it with the Subaru. It was 90 degrees in Denver and a nice cool 65 degrees at the pass. If you’re looking for an off-road adventure this is not it, but if you want some spectacular views then do it. Will go again.

8 months ago

We hiked this in February. We did 12.5 miles. It was fantastic!! Amazing views!! Easy incline too

snowshoeing
8 months ago

Snowshoed out to Section House hut, trail is packed and visible. Skis or snowshoes are advised.

snowshoeing
9 months ago

off road driving
Saturday, October 07, 2017

Great time with my son up there. There's a lot of traffic on the trail but overall it was a fun loop.

off road driving
Saturday, October 07, 2017

Great scenic drive. This description was good until describing how to get to Georgia Pass. Failed to mention turning left toward Jefferson and turning right on 54 off 35.

off road driving
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Easy trail, spectacular views, great day for a top down Jeep ride!

off road driving
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

AMAZING VIEWS!!! We saw a few animals, and even snow!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Beautiful trail and beautiful views

Thursday, August 24, 2017

beautiful ride!!

off road driving
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Beautiful pass overlooking Breckenridge. 4x4's will get up with ease

off road driving
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Did Georgia pass today (08/14/2017) in an Outback. Went the North route (bypassed the Glacier ridge). Although the Subaru handled the rocky terrain flawlessly, I would not recommend it to anyone without more ground clearance and off road tires. There are some sketchy areas especially since rain started falling. Also, nearing the end there are many trails that intersect. Either know where you're going or have a detailed map. We made a couple of wrong turns and ended up on the trail much longer than planned.

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

I hiked this Aug 8th 2017. Great hike. Rained a little but it was beautiful.

off road driving
Friday, August 04, 2017

Tame road with beautiful views. Can be driven in any vehicle.

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