Boreas Pass

Total Miles
21.0

Elevation

3,504.18 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

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.

Photos of Boreas Pass

Boreas Pass
Boreas Pass
Boreas Pass

Difficulty

Easy. Bumpy in places but suitable for passenger cars when dry.

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.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

C M
Apr 19, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Closed at trailhead
Nick Pasler
Mar 09, 2024
2023 Ford F-Series
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
Closed Gate
Papi Chulo
Jan 03, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Dalton Heit
Nov 17, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice

Access Description

From Highway 9, just south of downtown Breckenridge, turn east on paved Boreas Pass Road marked with normal street sign.

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