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Drive & Find Colorado Gold – Boreas Pass In Breckenridge

Posted by Breckenridge Associates Real Estate on Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 10:08am.

The leaves are beginning to change with the hint of crispness in the air and peak foliage in Summit County is expected the third week in September. If you haven’t had the chance to drive up Boreas Pass and do some leaf peeping in the past, we highly recommend you add it to your “to do” list this fall. If you have made the drive, chances are you’ll make it a part of your annual family outings each September as it’s one of the best mountain destinations for peak foliage.

Head south through Breckenridge onto Boreas Pass Road by taking a left at the stoplight on the south side of town. You will come to a dirt road after 3.5 miles. Stay on the dirt road and you’ll be surrounded by beautiful Colorado gold as you navigate through tunnels of Aspens and gradually above timberline. Learn some history along the way – the road follows an abandoned railroad grade, which was the original route of the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad. You can turn around at any time, or continue approximately 11 miles on the dirt road to the town of Como. Enjoy the foliage and incredible views of the Continental Divide. To get back to Breckenridge from Como, take Highway 285 south to Highway 9/Fairplay. Follow the highway through Fairplay, Alma and back to Breckenridge.

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