So on yesterday’s post I very briefly alluded to this past weekend where Andrew and I were on the prowl to do some foliage sightseeing. Well, this is the post for it 🙂
On Saturday, with a quick google search, we found a nearby scenic bypass road called Guenella Pass, that goes from Georgetown to Grant or vis versa. We started out in Grant and ended up in Georgetown nearing about an hour drive from one end to the other (granted you WILL be making stops along the way).
Oh my gosh, ok! Where to even start?! This road was FILLED with so much to do and see, as most bypasses in CO go. We encountered a bunch of waterfalls, a crystal clear creek, hikes, mountaintops, a summit, a couple lakes, foliage and views for dayzzzz. Ambiance was 10/10.
As soon as you turn onto Guanella Pass (coming from Grant, otherwise it’ll be at the end of the drive) the first thing you come across is this beautiful clear as day creek. I absolutely recommend stopping! The creek was this beautiful mediterranean blue and just unlike anything we’ve seen out here in Colorado. I mean we’ve seen clear as heck water here (lakes/reservoirs) but for a creek it was certainly unusual and therefore caught our eye.
After we sat and gawked at it for some time, we continued on…
Shortly thereafter, we came across some waterfalls. From the angle of the photo, we were closer to the top of the falls and the water continued to flow down the mountainside; it was slightly steep but the water itself wasn’t deep (perfect for climbing all around it 😉 ).
We made a few more stops along the way….
Second waterfall that we stopped at.
Second lake we encountered
And then just gorgeous views on the way down from the mountain.
And as all good things go, our little scenic drive came to an end as we approached Georgetown. Guanella Pass was perfect for what we were looking for and I can guarantee we’ll be revisiting to get some hikes in and I already can’t wait. FYI- The road closes the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Has the foliage peaked through where you are yet? Do you plan trips around seeing foliage?