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Guanella Pass

Guanella Pass runs over from Georgetown (on I-70) on the north to Grant (on US 285) on the south. On the Georgetown side it is Clear Creek County Road 381 and a bit down from the pass you cross into Park County and the road becomes Park County Road 62. The climb up from Georgetown, looking back toward town, is pretty spectacular. Then you pass through a valley with beaver ponds and at the top the scenery is well worth a stop and perhaps some hiking. Trails lead in several directions.

Be advised that even though it is now paved--this is new in just the last couple years!--it is closed in winter, when snow drifts deeply and no maintenance is even attempted.

Wildlife is abundant here and you may see mountain goats, bighorn sheep, or at the very least, deer.

There are four campgrounds along this road, two on the Georgetown side and two on the Grant side. North to south, they are Clear Lake Campground, Guanella Pass Campground, Geneva Park Campground, and Burning Bear Campground.

Here are some photos along the Guanella Pass road, going south to north. You'll notice from that eighth image that Guanella gets pretty dang crowded at times.

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