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Guanella Pass Scenic Byway

7 Reviews

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

The Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, can be accessed from either Grant or Georgetown. The south side of the Byway is located on the Pike National Forest/South Platte Ranger District and provides access to several hiking trails: Geneva Creek Trail (#697), Whiteside Trail (#697.A), Threemile Trail (#635),…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Reviews

7 Reviews of Guanella Pass Scenic Byway

Ratings Breakdown

  • 2
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  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
Christina M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2021

Closed

Currently closed, as of when we checked on Sept. 25, 2022

Month of VisitOctober
Ian W.
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2021

Dispersed Camping

Sept 2020 - I read multiple reviews that there were dispersed camping all along this stretch of road. Although this is true, there were no camping signs just about everywhere it looked like there was a good spot to pull off the road and camp. Ultimately I was able to back my SUV into a spot and…

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Reviewed Jul. 23, 2019

Dispersed Camping Ban

Guanella pass was built with various dispersed camping sites. However, this past winter, city officials banned all dispersed camping.

There are two campgrounds you can use, but if you’re looking for dispersed camping this place is no longer an option.

So sad to see this change. This was my…

Location

Guanella Pass Scenic Byway is located in Colorado

Directions

1) Drive west from Denver on US Hwy 285 for approximately 40 miles to Grant. Turn right on to Park County Route 62. Drive north 13.5 miles to Guanella Pass. 2) Drive west from Denver on Interstate 70. Exit at Georgetown.  Follow Clear Creek County Route 381 south 11 miles to Guanella Pass.

Coordinates

39.59495538 N
105.71098075 W

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About This Campground

The Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, can be accessed from either Grant or Georgetown. The south side of the Byway is located on the Pike National Forest/South Platte Ranger District and provides access to several hiking trails: Geneva Creek Trail (#697), Whiteside Trail (#697.A), Threemile Trail (#635), Burning Bear Trail (#601), Abyss Lake Trail (#602) South Park Trail (#600), Rosalie Trail (#603) and Bierstadt Trail (#711). There is also a short interpretive trail with a good viewpoint at the Guanella Pass summit. This is accessed from the west end of the upper/west parking area. Developed campgrounds include Burning Bear and Geneva Park. The north side of the byway is located on the Arapaho National Forest/Clear Creek Ranger District and provides access to hiking trails including Silver Dale Townsite Historic District, and Silver Dollar Lake Trail (#79). Developed campgrounds include Clear Lake and Guanella Pass.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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