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Boreas Pass

A trail for all seasons and skill levels.

Total Miles

21

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Elevation
11,481'
Duration
1 Hour
Technical Rating
2 / 10
Best Time
Summer - Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Boreas Pass
This is a beautiful drive with relatively easy terrain and some fun, historic sights. Wildflowers and fall colors phenomenal. The trail was converted from railroad to vehicles in 1952 and you'll see railroad exhibits along the route. Check for restrictions regarding unlicensed vehicles. They are only permitted on a few sections of the forest roads.
History
A stagecoach route in the 1860s, Boreas Pass was converted to a railroad in the early 1880s and operated until 1937. Several key railroad features along the route have been preserved and restored, including Bakers Tank, the Summit House and the Roundhouse in Como. Kiosks along the route provide additional information.
Getting There
From Highway 9, just south of downtown Breckenridge, turn east on paved Boreas Pass Road marked with normal street sign.
Contact for Current Conditions
White River N.F.
Dillon R.D.
(970) 468- 5400