Argentine Pass

4.8/5 (112 reviews)
Georgetown, Colorado (ClearCreek County)
Last Updated: 07/30/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Argentine Pass is a trail with heights and history and just enough challenge to make it interesting along the way. The moderate trail travels up the switchbacks left by the Argentine Central Railroad that ran here from 1905 to 1917. New and experienced drivers come from all over Colorado to make the 9-mile trek to the summit at 13,205’. The whole road is open year-round but largely impassable during the snowy season and the summit isn’t accessible until well into the summer. You can make a whole day of just traveling up to the Argentine summit and back, but make the trip more fun by adding the McLellan Mountain summits and leaving out that route. Any route up and down these mountains is a Colorado classic that shouldn’t be missed.

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (112 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/21/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great views, nice and dry! Encountered a couple side by sides but that was it. No leaf peeping left but still a great time.
Trail Review: Argentine Pass - Laurent Dube
Trail Review: Argentine Pass - Laurent Dube
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Great Easy trail beautiful views in and around the area carrying you above tree line and up to the old mine, Once at top of the Pass opens up to some awesome views, Defiantly go up during the changing of aspens.
Lair
1200
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Only two real "obstacles" both past the mine. Bumpy road the whole way but not technical. Definitely worth the views from the top.
Trail Review: Argentine Pass - Lair
Trail Review: Argentine Pass - Lair
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/13/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

App closed and posted before I was done- 2 obstacles that require a spotter past the mine! I completed this on a stock 4Runner trd sport prem. I had to use my lockers and was on 4low for most of the route! Beautiful views and breathtaking altitude !
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/13/2022

So there’s two ways to get to the top, I recommend taking the right trail as the road is fairly flat. If you have time, take the left route to the top that feeds you through the creek and ankle deep water. Terrain really becomes difficult past the old mine. The terrain is loose rock with sleep grades and 2 on stab

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