Guanella Pass Trailhead

The Guanella Pass Trailhead is located on the Gunaella Pass Road and offers a variety of summer and winter activities. This trail provides access to the South Park Trail, the Rosalie Trail, and the Mount Bierstadt Trail (#711).

Facilities include parking, vault toilets and interpretive information.

Note: Due to high elevation, the area is not generally snow-free until late June or early July.

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At a Glance

Permit Info: A mandatory free self-issuing permit is required for the Mount Evans Wilderness. Free permits are available at each trailhead or entry point into the wilderness.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply in the Mount Evans Wilderness area:
  • Dogs must be on a hand held leash.
  • No motorized or mechanized equipment.
  • Camps, campfires and stock, where allowed, at least 100 feet from water and trails.
  • Group size limited to 15 people and/or 10 pack/stock animals per party.
  • Certified weed-free hay is required for stock.
Guanella Pass road is a county road and parking along the road is prohibited. Plan to arrive early to the trailhead.
Closest Towns: Georgetown; Grant
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Drive west from Denver on Interstate 70. Exit at Georgetown and follow the signs 9 miles from Georgetown to Guanella Pass. Drive west from Denver on US 285 approximately 40 miles to Grant. Turn right (north) on to Park County 62. Drive 13.5 miles to Guanella Pass.


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