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

2 Days of Mountains, Forests & Bighorn Sheep on Guanella Pass
2 days

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

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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.

Day 1
Activity

Summit Mount Bierstadt

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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.
Lunch

Lucha Cantina Georgetown

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Located at the heart of historic Georgetown in the former iconic Red Ram Saloon, Lucha uses pure, natural ingredients to create super-tasty Mexican and American dishes. No lard, no MSG, nothing... Read More

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Georgetown Loop Railroad

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Climb aboard one of Colorado's famous historic narrow gauge railroads. This engineering marvel takes you high over the Devil's Gate Bridge and winds you through a scenic Rocky Mountain pathway.... Read More

Lunch

Cooper's on the Creek

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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, creative small plates and elevated comfort food.... Read More
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Bread Bar

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Perched mountainside, Bread Bar serves eclectic cocktails and craft beers at the foot of the Continental Divide. The drinkery is housed in an 1800s-era bakery and honors Silver Plume's rich history... Read More
Lodging

Hotel Chateau Chamonix

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Exquisite boutique hotel featuring a French Alps architecture. Our property offers fireplaces, steam showers, hot tubs and many other amenities to make your stay most enjoyable. Many rooms are... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

A Whistle Stop Cafe

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Grab-n-go-breakfast menu all wrapped up and ready to go!

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Activity

See Bighorn Sheep at the Georgetown Wildlife Viewing Area

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

Al's Pits -- Barbecue and Food

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A no-frills barbecue pit stop with stand-out food. Feast on fresh-smoked ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket with potato salad or baked beans. Hot dogs, burgers (including veggie) and sausage are... Read More

Activity

Hike Three-Mile Creek Trail

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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

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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, yet filling salad to break up that dreary... Read More
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Drive to the Top of Mount Evans

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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

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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 set in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National... Read More