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Boreas Pass Road, Breckenridge

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Historical Boreas Pass Road provides unmatched views of Colorado's rugged Rocky Mountains. Walk, drive, or hike the 10.6 km (6.6 mi) pass to discover far-reaching views of the Blue Valley and Tenmile Range. The pass, which sits at an elevation of 3,499 m (11,481 ft), served as an early route for thousands of prospectors during the Colorado Gold Rush, and served as a railway bed from the late 1800s until 1937. Please note that a section of the road is not paved and can be rough. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Breckenridge fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Boreas Pass is an old mining road, with plenty of history and scenic views, well worth the drive. Don't forget your camera!  more »
  • We had a rental car with just front-wheel drive. This road (during snowfall) requires a 4-wheel drive. We failed to make it up the pass TWICE during our stay...ended up parking our car and renting an ...  more »
  • This offers the best views for least effort. Great for snowshoeing or x-country skiing, or (a day or so after trail has been broken) for walking. In summer, drive over to Como, and make the round trip...  more »
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  • Boreas pass is a great drive to get away from the crowds in Breckenridge. It's absolutely beautiful in the fall. At the peak here, there isn't a lot to see but it's a nice place to get out and stretch and look around at the mountains after driving the pass.
  • Gorgeous views from high above Breck. Can be taken to the summit and down to Fairplay for a lovely scenic route. Just be careful!
  • Great less traveled road an uncrowded hiking. Still a pristine area. Love the entire area.
  • Beautiful location with some neat history

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