Georgia Pass OHV Trail is a 19.8 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Jefferson, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for off road driving.

Length19.8 miElevation gain2,040 ftRoute typePoint to point
ohv / off road drivingForestViewswild-flowersWildlifeRocky
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Backcountry shortcut from Jefferson to Breckenridge An interesting backcountry shortcut from town of Jefferson on Highway 285 to Breckenridge. The climb to the pass on the south side is an easy graded road. As you drop down the north side of the pass on Forest Road 355, it gets steeper and rougher, but there are no major obstacles. You'll eventually run into Tiger Road, which becomes paved and passes through an upscale residential area including Breckenridge Golf Course. A road that heads east from the pass goes to high point at top of Glacier Peak. Running north along the west side of Glacier Peak is a narrow shelf road that eventually leads to a difficult descent down an obstacle called "Number 10 Hill." Located in White River National Forest. For current conditions call Dillon Ranger District (970) 468-5400 Rating is based on a 2-mile stretch on the north side of the pass. OK for stock SUVs with low range unless snow covered. The trail may be impassable in the spring because of one wet area on the upper north side.

Located in White River National Forest. For current conditions call Dillon Ranger District (970) 468-5400

Best to wait until early July to make sure the trail has dried out. Late snow melt can keep the north side muddy in places. Great dispersed camping at Point #5. Trail conditions can change without notice.

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peter ssuna
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Scenic drivingGreat!IcyMuddy

Did this trail 11/07/20 from Breckenridge side to Georgia pass and back to breck. forest road 335. South to North is the fun way to do it with the right rig. From Georgia pass to Jefferson [HWY 285] is just a boring dirt road for cars. Trail has ice sheets and snow under tree line so going up from Breckenridge to Georgia pass was a fun icy challenge but nothing my xterra can't handle. Definitely need 4x4 Low and high clearance for the final climb to georgia pass.

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T D
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!

Solid easy trail, didn't need to air down or disconnect sway bar. nice views and connects to some great, harder trails.

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Matthew Atkinson
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Hiking

Great trail. Only did the south section up to the pass and back down in our stock rav4. Loved it. We went for a nice hike at the top on the Colorado trail. Lots of different trails for hiking and biking and ohv. Found a pair of ear buds. Contact me if you lost a pair and I can return them. Msatkinson84@gmail.com

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Mike O
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!

We drove from the Breck side to Jefferson. Stock jk with KO2’s. Aired down to 28. Going up was no problem just had to be careful of your line. Once over pass was a good road all the way. Beautiful area.

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Sam Vigil
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OHV/Off-road driving
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Stephanie Davis
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Hiking

This trail totally defines our vacation. We rented a Honda Talon from Freedom Outdoor Rentals. Everyone in the family rated the experience a 10/10. There were east meadows for the kids to enjoy, bigger climbs for the adults to get a good thrill ride. The views were spectacular. The ride through the timber was gorgeous. 31.5 miles over 8 hours and we could have kept going and going. This is a MUST DO!!!!!!!

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Travis Taylor
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Was up this trail today.

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Christine Miller
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Scenic driving

Awesome fun! Must do! Completed in a 2005 Toyota Tacoma with 2 inch lift, King Suspension!

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Brian Drees
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I enjoyed the trail, nothing too challenging as long as you're a little careful, I wish I'd gone the other way, I went from South to North so I was going downhill through the obstacles, it's always a lot more fun to climb up. 10/10 for scenery.

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David Denisi
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Scenic drivingGreat!

Good trail with great conditions. I did it in a stock 4Runner. You will need 4x4 and a low gear helps. There are a few hold-your-breath moments. However, I did see an stock Outback or Forester on the trail. Any truck with a decent suspension should be okay.

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Trevor Edie
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OHV/Off-road drivingRocky
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Michael Perez
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OHV/Off-road drivingRocky

The other two reviews just before mine are really accurate. Drove the trail in a stock 2015 Subaru Forester from Jefferson towards Breckenridge yesterday 7/4/20 right after it rained. From Jefferson to the top of the pass is super easy but descending towards Breckenridge from the top was trickier. My cousin rode behind me in a stock 2020 RAV4 Adventure and we were both able to make it all the way down taking it slow. Overall it was super fun, but more challenging from the top down to Breckenridge than I anticipated with the ‘easy’ rating. Be careful and respectful of ATV’s, DirtBikes, and other vehicles!

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Charlie Watts
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OHV/Off-road driving

Climbed Georgia Pass from the Breck side heading south to the pass in my stock 2012 Xterra pro-4x July 3rd, the trail is in good condition. We ran into traffic in the steep section near the pass and had to back up and wait, make sure you use a spotter to control traffic there as it is too dangerous for passing and a lot of ATVs. You need to get and maintain speed as it is tight and steep. Fun trail! I’d rate it closer to difficult than moderate for that steep section if you are driving south on the trail.

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Morgan Stangle
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OHV/Off-road drivingRocky

Just starting my adventures into OHV trails, and took the pass from Jefferson into Breckenridge today. That downward descent going north into Breck is not to be underestimated. A lot rockier than I was expecting given the “easy” rating on here- my gut reaction descending was “maybe not an easy, leaning more towards moderate”. That said, we handled it wonderfully in my stock 2016 4Runner Trail Premium with 265/70/17 KO2s, just took it slow and steady. Touched my skidplate once, just barely, and probably could have avoided it with a better line. Views at the top are truly worth it though. If you’re hesitant about the rockiness, might be a better option to reach the pass from the south side and turn back around and go back down the same way.

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Caleb Scott
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OHV/Off-road driving

I started on the North end and traveled to the South. The trail North of the pass has some sections that require some clearance. You will likely need 4-low if you plan on going uphill to the pass from the North end. The trail South of the pass is a gravel road suitable for almost any car. The views on this trail were excellent. You will get peeks at Mt Goyut on the way up the North trail as you drive through the tightly packed forest. You will see several streams and a forest lake on your way up. At the pass you will get a great view in all directions.

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Aron Hanna
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OHV/Off-road driving

Started the pass from the Tiger Rd side. The first few miles were pretty easy, albeit a bit bumpy. We made it to about a half mile before the top, and we had to turn around due to snow. We heard from some long distance runners that a couple vehicles tried to make it from the south and ran into the same problem. I would probably not rate this trail as "Easy", especially on the north side. Touched the skid plates on my stock '15 4Runner a couple times. Only muddy in one section towards the top that I saw, near where the snow makes it impassible.

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Karit Stew
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Hiking

10/17/19 Caution !! On the downhill side into Breckenridge, about a quarter mile past the summit - the road is SOLID ICE for 2 miles. We barley made it down in our Jeep. We had several spin outs didn’t think we were going to make it. Do not attempt!

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Eric Southworth
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OHV/Off-road drivingMuddyRockySnow

We rode this trail from Jefferson to Breck. It is just a dirt road up from the Jefferson side but here in Mid-October the Breck side is a little snowy, sloppy, and muddy. Not as rocky as I had expected from other reviews but there are some nice ruts and switchbacks that makes this a fun trail. Took it in my 2018 F-150 with 2 3/4 lift and 33’s.

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William Hart
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OHV/Off-road driving

We had a great time in our JKUR! Started on the Breck side and went to Jefferson (hooked back on Webster Pass/Handcart gulch). Georgia Pass is much rougher and has more off camber than in years past. Not an issue but just want to let people know the Breck side is rough and the suv behind (stock) hit their skid plates a few times! Jefferson side is a smooth as butter!

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K J
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OHV/Off-road drivingMuddyRockyScrambleWashed out

Took my stock Lexus GX470 (with 32” Falken Wildpeak A/T tires). Muddy/slick trail today. Had to sling mud off tires a few times to keep reliable traction. Started from Breck/Frisco side instead of Jefferson side. Increasing difficult up to summit and east on the South side heading down. Would try again!

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Adam E
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OHV/Off-road drivingRockyWashed out

Did it in a stock Tacoma TRD Off Road, and only had minor difficulty in one spot getting past a rock. However I wouldn't do it in anything with less clearance. Being a beginner, it looked worse than it really was. The north half is the rough half, I did it going down. Good trail for a beginner to do some real off roading without a lot of risk.

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Joshua Colky
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OHV/Off-road drivingMuddyRocky

Getting to the summit of Georgia Pass is currently a small challenge. It took me a couple tries to get through with a slight amount of mud/dampness in a stock 2017 Renegade Trailhawk. Was a ton of fun though - everything else was doable just take the rocky parts extra slow and pick a good line as you approach the summit. Jefferson side is easy-peasey and was a welcome relief after 20 miles of offroad slogging.

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