Dispersed
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Boreas Pass Section House

The section house is located at the summit of Boreas Pass and in the late 1800s and early 1900s served as the main building for the Denver, South Pacific, and Pacific Railroad when it made its way over the pass.  This area was the site of the highest narrow guage railroad in the United States.  During the period between 1870 and 1920, a town of 150 people existed at Boreas Pass helping to maintain the railroad and the trains that passed by. 

Today the Section House is restored to its former glory.  Visitors may see what life was like in such an unforgiving environment.  The section house is staffed July through September by the Forest Service to provide interpretation, and information to visitors. 

Overnight reservations can be made during the winter months at: www.summithuts.org

Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Contact
Location
Boreas Pass Section House is located in Colorado
Latitude
39.4105 N
Longitude
-105.9677 W
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Directions
From Fairplay travel north on US Highway 285 to the town of Como.  Turn left onto County Road 33 and follow this until you reach Forest Service Road 33, and turn right.  Follow this road for about eight miles until you reach the summit of Boreas Pass where the section house is located.
3 Reviews of Boreas Pass Section House
So many sites!

Where I camped there was a pull off and if you walked down into the woods, it opened up to wayyy more sites than I imagined. Stayed kinda close to tree line and decided to rain, so since I was by myself I stayed in the car. Beautiful road and not at all too bumpy!

Amazing views but heavily trafficked

Just outside of Breckenridge is this beautiful pass that heads all the way down to fairplay if you wanted to continue driving. the pass goes through the national forest so dispersed camping is available all along the road. The spot we found was small but had the best view of the town and the 14ers beyond. you could really only fit one tent here safely. This spot is only a few yards off the pass and we did have a reasonable amount of traffic. The area is also dusty and the site appeared to be covered in ash from previous fires. This was mostly fine except all of our gear did come home with a layer of gray dust on it. all in all there is a wide variety of sites on the pass with impeccable views. You are somewhere in the neighborhood of 11,000 feet so pack for wind. we hope to go back in the fall for the folliage!!

First to Review
Very quiet and clean with a nice scenic commute to any spot.

This campsite is right in Breckenridge, Colorado. The drive itself is breathtaking. There are many campsites along the road with a fire ring. Majority of the sites are far enough away from one another so you can be secluded if you would like. I only have front wheel drive and the road isn’t paved (gravel) but I had no problems. Most sites you can have your car right next to your spot as well which I prefer you can also park RVs in some areas as there are pull offs on the side of the road. You are able to stay up to 14 nights as well. And the best part is that this road is all free camping! No cell service past a certain point.