Clear Creek County Announces Opening of Guanella Pass May 23rd

22 May 2024 15:36 #1 by Mountain-News-Events
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Wednesday, May 22rd, 2024
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CLEAR CREEK COUNTY ANNOUNCES OPENING OF GUANELLA PASS

Thanks to a coordinated effort between Clear Creek County Road and Bridge, Park County Road
and Bridge, and the United States Forest Service, Guanella Pass will officially open for the summer
season on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. after its annual winter closure.

Guanella Pass Scenic Byway is 24 miles of picturesque views and climbs to above treeline. On it,
visitors can see multiple mountain peaks including Mt. Bierstadt, Mt. Blue Sky, and Argentine Pass.
For traffic and other information, you can call the Guanella Pass Road Information Line at 303-679-
2422 x2. For information on camping, trails, travel tips, and other activities in the area, please visit
the following sites:
www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232306
www.colorado.com/byways/guanella-pass

There are also first come, first serve camping spots at Leavenworth Creek Road (two miles up from
the Georgetown side). It is important to note that this road requires a high-clearance vehicle to
access these camping spots (approximately 10 spots).

Multiple day trips can be enjoyed by auto-tourists crossing the pass. These include:
• Flat, scenic trail hikes at Silver Dale (1.5 miles up from Georgetown) with views of the South
Fork Clear Creek, Leavenworth Creek, and the Georgetown Reservoir
• Leavenworth Creek Road (2 miles up from Georgetown) which has hiking, biking and more
up to Pavilion Point or the old Waldorf Townsite
• Clear Lake (6 miles up from Georgetown) which has picnicking, trail walking around the lake
and fishing
• Naylor Lake/Silver Dollar Lake Trails (11 miles up from Georgetown) which has hiking,
biking, scenic vistas, and high-altitude lakes

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