Boreas Pass Road

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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
1712 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.

snowshoeing
1 day ago

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

snowshoeing
24 days ago

off road driving
4 months ago

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
4 months ago

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
4 months ago

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

off road driving
4 months ago

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

5 months ago

Beautiful trail and beautiful views

5 months ago

beautiful ride!!

off road driving
5 months ago

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

off road driving
6 months ago

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
6 months ago

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

off road driving
6 months ago

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

off road driving
7 months ago

Basic trail. As far as off road it is a well maintained dirt road. Lots of traffic in the fall (foot, bikes and cars). Very scenic in the fall and a beautiful drive.

off road driving
7 months ago

Drove this trail for the fall colors and it did not disappoint. As far as off roading it is really just a well-maintained dirt road, no 4x4 needed. When the fall colors are out it is a very busy trail with bike riders, hikers, and cars. The colors are worth it though, but it is busy.

off road driving
7 months ago

Travelled up about 7:00 AM and what a way to start your day! Great drive, but play it safe at all times. Make sure you have good ground clearance on your vehicle.

scenic driving
7 months ago

Nice mountain views and interesting historical exhibits at the summit. Lots of quantity and variety of wildflowers especially if you get out into the meadows and hike the Black Powder Pass trail from the summit.

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked Black Powder Trail with a 6 year old and 8 year old. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed getting to have a snowball fight on The 4th of July in what little snow was left!

off road driving
7 months ago

Still alot of snow and mud on the west side of Georgia pass. It looks like someone had gone through until you get to the trees. That is where the drifts are. It was challenging to try to back up out of there. The rest of the drive was great.

off road driving
8 months ago

Nice easy road. Dry conditions- at present time the road is clear W/o obstacles, pretty much any normal car could do it (unless you have low profile tires then wouldn't recommend it). Great views and a couple of historic sites. Definitely recommend for beginner 4x4ers or those just looking for a leisurely trail.

8 months ago

I'm only giving this three stars because I didn't get to experience the 4X4 road due to it being closed today. Unfortunately it's hard to find anywhere online to find out about its current status. The ranger station is closed on the weekend in Breck. Call M-F to find out road conditions and save yourself a trip if that's your intent. Trail open to hiking and biking. I will be back. I didn't hike.

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