Guanella Pass Road


  • DesignationState Byway, Forest Service Byway (1991)
  • LocationCO
  • Length22 miles
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Guanella Pass Road
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Guanella Pass Road


Due it it’s close proximity to the Mile High City, Denverites can gain easy access to a beautiful high-altitude wilderness. The area around the byway was once used for logging and mining, using the byway’s route as a wagon trail for traveling between Georgetown and Grant. Gold lured miners and others to the area, but it was silver that brought prosperity to the valley. Here also find Georgetown and Silver Plume, two of the state’s best-preserved Victorian towns, forming the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District.

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