Brown's Pass

4.4/5 (8 reviews)
Fairplay, Colorado (Park County)
Last Updated: 07/10/2022
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Brown’s Pass is situated in the Pike National Forest a few miles south of Fairplay, Colorado. This area of South Park is remote and far less traveled than other passes, making it a desirable destination for weekend overland exploration. Brown’s Pass features moderate climbs and descents, with several connected roads providing spectacular views above the timberline. Brown's Pass closes seasonally each year from January 1 to June 15th.

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4.4/5 (8 reviews)
Tracy Barker
Official Crew
28400
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Thank you, Mile Hi Jeep Club (Patrol 2) for your stewardship on Brown's Pass and Breakneck Pass. It is evident that winter's deadfall and encroaching Aspen trees have been cut away/trimmed and removed (especially on the east side) to provide clear access to these roads. I drove Brown's Pass on Sunday morning, July 10th (west to east). The road is generally dry, and in good condition, though there are water puddles at the lower elevation on the east side.
Trail Review: Brown's Pass  - Tracy Barker
Trail Review: Brown's Pass  - Tracy Barker
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Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/12/2021

This Trail is adopted by Mile Hi Jeep Clubs Patrol 2 Trail should officially open on time June 15th. MHJC Patrol 2 Went up this weekend to Browns and Breakneck to officially clear the roads to make them ready for opening day. Great trail heavily forested area not very hard but has some spectacular views.
Trail Review: Brown's Pass  - Ben Thompson
Trail Review: Brown's Pass  - Ben Thompson
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Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/04/2020

Hit Brown's Pass and some of Breakneck once it gets into the valley over near Twelvemile creek. Nice road, good for stock 4x4 rigs or lightly built ones. Are some pretty steep slopes/chutes that can be a little exciting on ATVs, but slow and steady in a truck or SUV shouldn't cause much concern. Actually had a mechanical issues with a quad and took my stock long bed (8' box + ext cab) F-250 up via Breakneck to retrieve it with no damage done. Figure a stock F-250 is about the worst you can have on trails like this, so not a bad option for novice folks looking for more off roading experience with low risk. Was able to get a campsite at nearby Fourmile Campground as well, good option if you have a camper or need something w/ USFS approved fire pits during the Stage I ban. Lots of fun easy trails in the area, and super scenic as well.
Trail Review: Brown's Pass  - Dan Lee
Trail Review: Brown's Pass  - Dan Lee
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Tracy Barker
Official Crew
28400
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/15/2020

Camped on the west side of Brown's Pass on Saturday evening (technically we were camping on FSR 175 Breakneck Pass). The road up and over is in good condition--props to Mile Hi Jeep Club (Patrol 2) for their volunteer efforts to maintain this road.
Trail Review: Brown's Pass  - Tracy Barker
Tracy Barker
Official Crew
28400
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/28/2019

Drove Brown's Pass on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Found the road in very good condition; as mentioned, there has been some dozer work to create better drainages. I saw little traffic so this is a great place to get away!
Trail Review: Brown's Pass  - Tracy Barker

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