Guanella Pass - Fall Colors
Time & Location
About the Event
Turn by turn directions are provided in the link below. We'll start at the Phillips 66 off C-470 and Morrison Rd (there's ample parking along the road beside the station). We'll follow CO-74 a short while to CO-8 to US-285. After a short bit we'll turn onto Parmalee Gulch Rd to Kittredge. From Kittredge we'll take CO-74 to CO-103, Squaw Pass Road. Squaw Pass Rd is a fun drive to the entrance to Mt. Evans where we'll stop at Echo Lake Lodge for a rest break.
After our break, we continue on CO-103 to I-70. A short drive on I-70 (ugh) and we'll stop at Georgetown Lake for a BYO Lunch break. There's fast food nearby. From Georgetown we'll take Guanella Pass Rd to the summit near the Mt Bierstadt Trailhead parking area. Sometimes this area is pretty crowded - we'll see.
From Guanella Pass some folks will continue over the pass and return to Denver via US-285. Others may want to double back to I-70 and points north.
This is September in Colorado, so dress accordingly!! We have no control over the weather, traffic, or the aspen leaves! And please be aware of Covid-19, and the sensativities of other members.
Google link with full drive directions: 2021 Fall Colors Drive