Georgia Pass

Salida

Experience jaw-dropping views from the top of Georgia Pass at 11,598 feet!

Snowmobiling Easy

Distance
14 km
Ascent
568 m
Descent
568 m
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.5 km
Gradient
11˚
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Georgia Pass Map

Description

The snowmobile ride to the top of Georgia Pass is so popular and so scenic that it even received a mention on Colorado.com! With incredible views of nearby Mt. Guyot and other surrounding peaks from the top of the pass, this route is worth the hype.

While the Georgia Pass forest road is open to cars in the summer, during the winter the only type of motorized vehicle that’s allowed is the snowmobile. Once the snow starts falling, the winter trailhead is located at the old Tiger Townsite, located on Tiger Road outside of Breckenridge.

From here, the route to Georgia Pass isn’t long, but it climbs quickly! Riders will pass through "the town site of Parkville, the main mining camp in Summit County during the gold rush of the 1860s,” according to the US Forest Service. "All that remains now of the once bustling town is the cemetery, which can be accessed via a short hike.”

After Parkville there are numerous dead end roads spurring off of Georgia Pass, but as long as you stay on the main road you’ll be fine. The road winds up through a dense pine forest with brief views of the surrounding peaks, but near the top of the pass you’ll break out above tree line, experiencing jaw dropping views of the surrounding mountain range! Mt. Guyot towers over you.

From the top of the pass, it’s possible that the road over the top and down to the Michigan Creek Campground could make for good snowmobiling depending on the conditions. However, despite the wide-open snowfields around you, note that “snowmobiles are only allowed on the groomed Georgia Pass Road,” according to the US Forest Service.

Sources: https://www.colorado.com/articles/pure-powder-snowmobiling-colorado https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSEDOCUMENTS/stelprdb5186848.pdf

Difficulty

Easy

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

Features

  • Alpine
  • Picturesque