2 Days of Mountains, Forests and Bighorn Sheep on Guanella Pass

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Summit a fourteener or two, catch a glimpse of bighorn sheep and marvel at Colorado's vibrant fall foliage as you tour Guanella Pass.

Sustainability Activity
How to Give Back to These Special Places

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

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Activity
Summit Mount Bierstadt

Bag one of Colorado's most popular fourteeners — aka a mountain that hits the 14,000-foot mark — with this 3-mile hike through the Lincoln National Forest.

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Lunch
Lucha Cantina Georgetown
Located at the heart of historic Georgetown in the former iconic Red Ram Saloon, Lucha uses pure, natural ingredients to create super-tasty…
Activity
Georgetown Loop Railroad
Climb aboard one of Colorado's famous historic narrow gauge railroads. This engineering marvel takes you high over the Devil's Gate Bridge and…
Dinner
Cooper's on the Creek
Cooper’s on the Creek is located in the Georgetown, 45 miles west of Denver on the I-70 corridor. Our menu features seasonally inspired cuisine,…
Activity
Bread Bar
Perched mountainside, Bread Bar serves eclectic cocktails and craft beers at the foot of the Continental Divide. The drinkery is housed in an 1800s…
Lodging
Hotel Chateau Chamonix
Exquisite boutique hotel featuring a French Alps architecture. Our property offers fireplaces, steam showers, hot tubs and many other amenities to…
Day
2
Breakfast
A Whistle Stop Cafe
Grab-n-go-breakfast menu all wrapped up and ready to go!
Activity
See Bighorn Sheep at the Georgetown Wildlife Viewing Area

Stop by the Georgetown Wildlife Viewing Area to catch a glimpse of our state animal — the bighorn sheep.

Lunch
Far Far Away
Take in the fresh mountain air as you indulge on a hearty Kenosha burrito or a savory smoked bbq chicken sandwich.
Activity
Hike Three-Mile Creek Trail

Hike all — or just part — of this 9.4-mile, moderate out-and-back trail to catch spectacular views of meadows and golden aspen leaves.

Dinner
The Shaggy Sheep
Fresh and healthy sandwiches and salads to keep you fueled up and full. Perfect portions for apres ski carnitas, a post-hike burger, or maybe light,…
Activity
Drive to the Top of Mount Evans

Drive to the top of Mount Evans, then hike a short distance to its 14,265-foot apex for views of alpine lakes, glacial valleys and wildlife. The road to the summit closes the day after Labor Day, so plan accordingly.

Lodging
Kenosha Lodge
The Kenosha Lodge is just off the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, a great introduction to Colorado's Rocky Mountains. The unassuming, no-frills motel is…