Guanella Pass Scenic Byway

PSICC, Near Idaho Springs, Colorado

Guanella Pass Scenic Byway does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, can be accessed from either Grant or Georgetown.

The south side of the Byway is located on the Pike National Forest/South Platte Ranger District and provides access to several hiking trails: Geneva Creek Trail (#697), Whiteside Trail (#697.A), Threemile Trail (#635), Burning Bear Trail (#601), Abyss Lake Trail (#602) South Park Trail (#600), Rosalie Trail (#603) and Bierstadt Trail (#711).

There is also a short interpretive trail with a good viewpoint at the Guanella Pass summit.  This is accessed from the west end of the upper/west parking area.

Developed campgrounds include Burning Bear and Geneva Park. 

The north side of the byway is located on the Arapaho National Forest/Clear Creek Ranger District and provides access to hiking trails including Silver Dale Townsite Historic District, and Silver Dollar Lake Trail (#79). 

Developed campgrounds include Clear Lake and Guanella Pass.