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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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  • The Boreas Pass road is the other way to get to Breck, you come in from the south. It has a place to park at the top. There is snow shoeing in the winter and hiking in the summer. It is a beautiful dr...  more »
  • Boreas Pass Road, found on Google maps as County Rd 10, is easily accessible in the summer with any two-wheel vehicle. Climbing the ridge opposite Breckenridge resort the views are amazing. With many ...  more »
  • As you head out of Breckenridge on Main St (CO-9) and make a left onto Boreas Pass Rd, you'll have a normal, paved road for a couple of miles before it turns into a packed gravel/dirt road. May be a b...  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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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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