Day 5: Guanella Pass

21 August 2022 188 km / 117 mi (map)

  • Added to Eric Scouten :: Travel on 9 October 2022
  • Colorado 5

This was mostly a lay-low day, but we took a brief road trip through the mountains west of Denver. Local guides suggested that Guanella Pass, an hour or so west of the city, would be an especially scenic route. It was.

Word to the wise … this is a very windy road. If lots of switchbacks are not your thing, this is not your road. I, however, quite enjoyed it!

Here’s a sample of the scenery that we enjoyed.

south of Georgetown, Colorado
Green Lake, south of Georgetown, Colorado
Guanella Pass Summit, south of Georgetown, Colorado
Guanella Pass Summit, south of Georgetown, Colorado

Denver, Colorado, to Guanella Pass Summit and back · 188 km / 117 mi
(Mouse over or tap on the markers to see the photos there.)