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 Trailhead:  Guanella Pass (Front)
 Posted By:  Slow Moving Fun Seeker
 Date of Information:  03/24/2012
 Date Posted:  03/24/2012
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The road from the Georgetown side is clear and dry all the way to the winter trailhead/parking lot/gate (with the exception of three small ice patches). It is quite nice to drive it now. The gate is about 2 miles below the pass and the road is mostly snow covered, though there are some dry stretches, notably above treeline at the pass itself (see photo). Just before the final turn or two below the pass, there is a tantalizing shortcut on the left that appears it will intersect the real trail without having to go all the way up to the pass itself. Resist this shortcut will all your will. It is nothing less than a portal to the Bermuda Triangle and you will never be seen or heard from again. Ask me how I know. The restrooms at the pass are unlocked, though the men's room has a horribly slick sheet of ice in it that could send you headlong into the walls or worse. Ask me how I know.


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  • Comments or Questions
manbearpigg

hi!     2012-03-29 14:34:05
How much long is the hike from the gate?


manbearpigg

oops     2012-03-29 14:35:15
How long is the hike from the trail?


manbearpigg

.....     2012-03-29 14:36:15
I'm having issues typing... how long is the trail from the gate?


Slow Moving Fun Seeker


About two miles     2012-03-29 19:52:04
Gate/parking lot to pass trailhead/restrooms is about two miles


Photoguy32

How long is the hike from the gate?     2012-03-31 12:33:54
From the gate to the normal starting spot. my mapping program says 1.5 miles. about



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