Georgia Pass

This short trail has just enough rugged, steep terrain to make it fun.

Total Miles
6.0

Elevation

3534.63 ft

Duration

10 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Summer/Fall

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Trail Overview

This short mountain pass offers camping and an option to make it longer and more challenging by returning across Glacier Peak. To return to Denver, you'll go southeast from the pass on gravel roads to Jefferson.

Difficulty

Moderate. Very steep and chewed-up near the top, but not quite bad enough to be rated difficult yet. You'll need 4-wheel drive, low range gearing and high ground clearance. Novice drivers will find it challenging.

History

Georgia Pass was the most popular way to reach Breckenridge from the south in the early 1860s. Thousands of eager miners brought their wagons over the pass and down through the Swan River Valley. Eventually Boreas Pass and Hoosier Pass became the more popular routes, and Georgia Pass was abandoned. Dredge mining continues on the west end of Tiger Road, but much of the larger dredged area has now been reclaimed.

Technical Rating

5

Access Description

From Breckenridge: From Hwy. 9 about 3 miles north of Breckenridge, take Tiger Road east past Breckenridge Golf Course. Paved road changes to dirt after residential section. Watch for staging area on right after about 4.8 miles. From Jefferson (to drive trail in reverse direction): Head north on Michigan Creek Road, C.R. 35. It loops around and connects to C.R. 54 (see map). Continue north on C.R. 54 about 7 miles to Georgia Pass.