We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
What a gorgeous drive!

Boreas Pass Road is a nearly 20-mile stretch that traces the path of the Pacific Railroad and rises... read more

Reviewed today
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
Great views and beautiful surroundings

The Boreas pass road is great for a day trip from Breckenridge. It is a dirt road, but is suitable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
Read all 612 reviews
All photos (303)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful drive”(66 reviews)
“dirt road”(71 reviews)
“fall colors”(37 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Breckenridge, CO 80424
+1 970-453-2055
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Breckenridge
from USD 77.06
More Info
from USD 80.00
More Info
from USD 88.71
More Info
from USD 77.06
More Info
Reviews (612)
Filter reviews
607 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful drive dirt road fall colors continental divide wheel drive water tower oncoming traffic aspen leaves south park pull over narrow gauge railroad drop offs baker's tank breathtaking views easy drive black powder photo ops
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 607 reviews
Reviewed today

Boreas Pass Road is a nearly 20-mile stretch that traces the path of the Pacific Railroad and rises to a summit at the Continental Divide. Along the way, Boreas Pass offers unbeatable views of the Blue River Valley and Tenmile Range. We started in Breckenridge...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Boreas pass road is great for a day trip from Breckenridge. It is a dirt road, but is suitable for any type of car - no need for a 4-wheel drive. It is also a great place for a bike ride. There is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dedoti
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We drove this road several times between the town of Breckenridge and The Lodge. It was a very easy drive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vatchr
Reviewed 18 November 2018

The road was originally a narrow gauge railroad line connecting Como and Breck. As such the grade is never that steep making it excellent for pedaling, cross country skiing and the like. I've driven this road in the fall for fantastic foliage and snowshoed and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shannonod3
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I know I made it with a compact car last time but had to revisit with a SUV for a better ride....still pothole city! Went this time on a weekday only to see less than 5 cars on the whole ride which was nice due...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert P
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We decided to take this drive to see the fall colors. The road turns to gravel shortly after getting past housing. Its gets really rough in some spots, not sure I would take a car or van unless you have high clearance. We only went...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Stacey W
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We did not intend nor plan to do this drive when we were in Breckenridge but a couple of locals told us about it. The views are AMAZING and getting to see the continental divide is not something to pass up! Trust me, just take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Springman51d
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Climbing up to the Boreas Pass from Breckenridge should most definitely be on the "must do" list. First you get sweeping views of The Resort and the town. As you climb higher and higher the temperature fluctuates, leaves become more golden, the Aspens are everywhere,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 43JPeezy
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The full loop is about three hours. There are some gorgeous views. There are places where the road is very rough and bumpy. It snowed which made nice pictures for us at the pass. We saw some elk crossing the road and heading down the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KathyandJim2015
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful country. You are able to get the feeling of being out in the wilderness. We were lucky to go on a Tuesday afternoon so there were few other vehicles on the pass. While many folks turn around at the summit we elect to drive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank ericlH6510HJ
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 nearby hotels
The Lodge at Breckenridge
912 reviews
2.45 km away
Residence Inn by Marriott Breckenridge
202 reviews
3.22 km away
Hyatt Residence Club Breckenridge, Main Street Station
210 reviews
3.33 km away
Marriott's Mountain Valley Lodge at Breckenridge
675 reviews
3.34 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 171 nearby restaurants
Empire Burger
1,247 reviews
3.42 km away
Mountain Flying Fish
213 reviews
3.40 km away
The Blue Moose
545 reviews
3.34 km away
Peak of Asia
59 reviews
3.41 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 197 nearby attractions
Hoosier Pass
109 reviews
3.05 km away
Mohawk Lake Trail
79 reviews
1.65 km away
Oxygen Bar
111 reviews
3.39 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Diane W
17 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Russell M | Reviewed this property |
Your Corolla should be fine as long as you take it slow and do your best to dodge the potholes. There are multiple pull off areas to take in the scenery so focus on the road and you should avoid any damage to your... More
13 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Marli_Perro | Reviewed this property |
There were like 3 spots with room to pull over..the last being at the top. But most of the way up two cars could barely pass together. There were some spots where we or the other car had to back up to let the other go! It... More
don m
24 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from AnnArborMiBob | Reviewed this property |
I do this road all the time in summer with a passenger car and standard tires.