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This trail at the top of Boreas pass gives you access to history and natural beauty. The trailhead starts at what was once a community of railroad workers and their families but was abandoned with railroad. Most of the trail is relatively flat until near...More
I would like to preface this review with the fact that my husband is a runner and I only do treadmill/elliptical and we are from “flat” Indiana. We arrived on Tuesday and did this climb on Wednesday. It was not bad in the early stages...More
I reviewed this four years ago, and still think it is a great hike, but there has been a change in the routing and the trail has a slightly different character.
The major change is that the trail has been rerouted away from the creek...More
We drove to this trailhead for the hike to the top. Amazing views of Keystone and Breckenridge from the top! And, as you ascend to the top, you walk through the prairie wildfires. I am not a professional hiker, so the final mile is a...More
Moderate trail from the summit of Boreas Pass Rd. Look for the old section house. There is a new route (built about 2015) that is a more gradual climb for the 1st half of the route. The fields of flowers are absolutely stunning in the...More
Stunning wildflowers along the early part of trail (normally best in early to mid-August). And then, stunning views at the end of the hike, after a longish slog through the valley. A good "moderate" level hike.
We made 2 attempts to find this trail. The first time, we turned back too soon. You are going to the Boreas Pass continental divide. It's approximately 6.2 miles once the pavement ends. When we went, trail was still very snowy. We didn't go the...More