Guanella Pass, Central Colorado

About a week ago, I drove across Guenella Pass and found a beautiful place to camp for a couple days. The road is really rough and nasty from Grant (Hwy 285) to near the top of the pass (11,700 ft.) but paved from the top to Georgetown. Several pay campgrounds are on the Georgetown side and diverse free camping is available up Duck creek. (See pics) Morning temps were in the upper 30’s. It snowed there the day after I left. Check it out…its worth the effort to get there.

From here there are three 14,000 + peaks surrounding the summit. Hiking here is beautiful.

Campsite on Duck Creek

And if you are really lucky you’ll see the bighorn sheep – here’s a momma and two babies.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. The Good Luck Duck
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 08:05:46

    Breathtaking. And, who could complain about camping on Duck Creek?


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