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Guanella Pass - Elevation 11,669 Feet

Photos of Colorado Mountain Scenery At Guanella Pass & Guanella Pass Road - July 30, 2010

Guanella Pass - Mountain Scenery Between Georgetown, CO and Grant, CO
Guanella Pass
Guanella Pass (alt. 11,669') is located in southwest Clear Creek County between the towns of Georgetown and Grant. This spot offers beautiful views of mountains in all directions, and offers access to many nearby trails including the popular hike to Mt. Bierstadt, the Sawtooth and Mt. Evans.

My friend Jeff Christlieb and I met in Bailey for breakfast and afterward, we enjoyed this scenic drive. On this page are my eight best photos from our visit to Guanella Pass.

Otter Mountain, CO
Facing northwest toward Otter Mountain (12,766').

Facing west. The sky was overcast, which made it difficult to capture good shots.
Mt. Bierstadt
The grand view of the Sawtooth and 14er Mt. Bierstadt.
Grey Wolf Mountain, CO
Looking at Grey Wolf Mountain (13,602'). I intend to climb this ranked 13er at some point.

My other hikes and pages in the area: Mt. Evans Scenic Byway, Mt. Evans Via Guanella Pass, Grays Peak and Torreys Peak and Mt. Sniktau.

Guanella Pass Road
We traveled north from the pass. The road conditons are generally okay for any kind of vehicle. However, there are some washboard sections on the Grant side that require care. Currently the road is closed north of Guanella Pass due to a nasty rock slide. Thus, we didn't make it to Georgetown.
Duck Lake, Colorado
Duck Lake. Photo taken from the road.
Brodee
The hero of the morning was Brodee, Jeff's cute dog who sat on my lap during our drive. I captured this nifty shot of him through the passenger side window. :)

Photos by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado. Facebook: ColoradoGuy.com Fan Page - Twitter: @SteveGarufi.