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Georgia Pass 4x4 Road

Backcountry shortcut from Jefferson to Breckenridge

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 20 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  : An interesting backcountry shortcut from town of Jefferson on Highway 285 to Breckenridge. The climb to the pass on the south side... more »

Tips:  Best to wait until early July to make sure the trail has dried out. Late snow melt can keep the north side muddy in places. Great... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Start Here

Head northwest on County Road 54, which becomes Forest Road 54 before reaching Georgia Pass. The road is wide and well defined all the way to the top.

2. Georgia Pass

Roads converge at Georgia Pass at elevation of 11,585 ft. Bear left and head north downhill on Forest Road 355. The mountain peak looking west is Mt. Guyot. A road heads that way but soon ends. East at the pass goes to the top of Glacier Peak after a 3-way fork. A shelf road that runs north past Glacier Peak eventually runs into a difficult... More

3. Bridge Crossing

After a long descent through the trees the road improves at the bottom. You'll cross a bridge over the Swan River and swing north.

4. Dredge Mine Tailings

Bear right across Swan River through a massive area of dredge mine tailings. When you reach the other side, turn left and head north on what becomes Tiger Road.

5. Dispersed Camping Area

On left is a large dispersed camping area under the trees next to stream.

6. Dredge Exhibit

Tiger Road is now paved. On the right is a parking area next to a small lake containing remains of an old dredge. Stop and learn about dredge mining and why this area looks the way it does. You'll soon go past Breckenridge Golf Course.

7. Highway 9

Major traffic light at Highway 9. Left goes into town of Breckenridge. Right goes to Interstate 70 at Frisco.