Guanella Pass

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Guanella Pass

Submitted By: Dobish on April 08, 2010

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Colorado » Front Range

Pauly’s Powder Stash

The route starts out on a windscoured face that is a NW aspect, but is often wind loaded and unsafe. the top of the decent is a cliff band, with a windloaded gully. there are two entrances to the gully, which is about 300' long. The mouth of the gully opens up into floral park fairway, which is a steep treed run.

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Guanella Pass is a great drive in the summer, and there is a variety of terrain up there to ski in the winter and spring. The road was closed in august of 2009 due to rock fall danger, so it is a longer skin to some places, but the old resort, Geneva Basin is a fun spot for a backcountry ski trip. Argentine Pass is another spot to go for some longer tours, you just want to make sure the snow is decent up there!

How to Get There

take I-70 West to Georgetown, go through the town, and up Guanella Pass Road. From here you can get to Geneva Basin, Argentine Pass, and a couple of other spots.

Area Camping

Like most of colorado in the winter, you can camp there, but be prepared to be a little chilly.

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Joe W
Posted on May 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

The Geneva Basin Ski Patrol Cabin could use a little clean up work.  Volunteers are needed for the Summer 2015 hut work day. Post a comment if interested.

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