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Cycling and Climbing CO

Guanella Pass 

Hover cursor over segment slices (below) for exact  grade of a particular segment. Map route (bottom) colors correlate with elevation legend colors.

Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Guanella Pass RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.

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  • Distance:                           10.8 miles                  

  • Beginning elevation:       8,560'

  • Ending elevation:            11,669'

  • Elevation gained:            3,260

  • Average Grade:               5.5%

  • Fiets Index:                       7.67
  • Location:  Climb begins at the southern end of Georgetown, CO at the intersection of 2nd St and Guanella Pass Rd (Rose St turns into Guanella Pass Rd),  68 miles west of Denver International Airport (DEN)  at 39.70378, -105.69769 latitude/longitude.