Guanella Pass Road Seasonal Opening and Closing Information
GUANELLA PASS IS OPEN!
Guanella Pass Road is now open for the season from Clear Creek to Park County.
Dispersed camping along Guanella Pass Road is now prohibited. Camping is only allowed in formally designated areas by the US Forest Service.
For camping questions on the Georgetown/Interstate 70 side of the pass, please call 303-567-4382.
For camping questions on the Grant/Highway 285 side of the pass, please call 303-275-5610.
WINTER CLOSURE INFORMATION: Guanella Pass Road will be closed at the summit beginning Monday, December 2, 2019. A gate at the Naylor Lake Road intersection (on the Georgetown/I-70 side) is installed next to a large parking lot for winter recreation. This gate is 0.8 miles from the summit and the Mount Bierstadt Trailhead.
A gate is also placed at the Duck Creek Picnic Area turnoff (on the Park County/Hwy 285 side) which is 6.5 miles from the summit and the Mount Bierstadt Trailhead.
WINTER RECREATION AREAS -
Georgetown side: Silver Dale Recreation Area (1.5 miles from downtown Georgetown) includes loops of trails great for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and mountain biking. See map.
Leavenworth Creek Road (2.0 miles from downtown Georgetown) includes a moderate climb up switchbacks for hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. High clearance vehicles only!
Check the Guanella Pass Road Information Line at 303-679-2300, ext. 2 for updates.