Boreas Pass

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4.3/5 (42 reviews)
Breckenridge, Colorado (Summit County)
Last Updated: 11/23/2023
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Boreas Pass (pronounced "bor-ee-yus") follows the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad bed. As it was originally designed for a railroad, the route is gentle, smooth, and never climbs at more than a gradual 3% grade. (My wife has nicknamed it "Boringest Pass.") The road is easily passable by passenger cars in almost any weather. However, much of the road is above treeline and the summit crosses the Continental Divide at 11,500 feet, so be prepared for high alpine conditions, including rapidly changing weather. Numerous hiking trail trailheads dot the route. The road is popular with cyclists and distracted tourists. Stay alert and be cautions and courteous.

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4.3/5 (42)
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/23/2023

Closed for the season.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/09/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail was open today and covered in couple inches of snow with majority of it compacted by logging trucks. First time through and it was a beautiful snow covered scenic drive. Definitely recommend taking trail south and then coming back via Hoosier Pass.
Trail Review: Boreas Pass - Terry Howard
Trail Review: Boreas Pass - Terry Howard
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Impassable
Visited: 10/29/2023

16" of snow reported in Breckenridge this weekend. The surrounding trails will all be impassible. Most likely a season ender for the area.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/01/2023

Hot and dry out today. Even with recent rains, Boreas Pass is dusty. But it was PACKED today with people camping right on the side of the road.
Trail Review: Boreas Pass - Trint Ladd
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Visited: 06/12/2023

The gates are open.

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