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Boreas Pass Road, Breckenridge

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Scenic Drive Tourist Spot
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. Take a look at our Breckenridge itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Boreas Pass Road and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Drove from Breckenridge to Como to start the Boreas Pass (so we would end back up at our lodging). The sweeping valleys and mountains were absolutely stunning. Pretty bumpy drive in our compact car bu...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This drive gives you a taste of nature and the mountains just outside of Breckenridge. Beautiful views! The road is a bit tight so courtesy and common sense a must, especially for those not used to dr...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    We drove through Boreas Pass Road to the top and turned around and drove back down to Breckinridge. It was a beautiful drive with wildlife sightings! Worth the time.  more »

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Where to stay in Breckenridge

Many cabins and lodges take inspiration from the mountains in their design at Breckenridge. If you're there to ski, find a hotel or inn near the slopes that offers ski in/ski out options, or choose lodging along the free shuttle route so you don't have to worry about parking. If you're traveling with a family and are planning to stay a week or so, consider booking a condo or private home with plenty of space to spread out. You'll find small and exclusive bed and breakfasts in the center of town, while sprawling resorts are located away from the main street on the forested mountainside.
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