For those of you that come to our homepage often, yes, this page is a remake of our trip from 3 years ago. The last page was not worthy of the great time we had. This one is better and dedicated to our close friends, the Gilbert Family.
What used to be a ski resort is now a day hike for many. About 1.5 hours away from the hustle and bussle of Denver is Geneva Basin. It is located off Guanella Pass near the summit. Over the valley, you can get a clear look at Bearstat and Sawtooth Mountains. The Elk are wandering around. Carefull where you step. The road is a bit rough but a 2 wheel drive could probably manage if the pace was slow. At the gate, the hike begins.
At the top, you are at about 12000ft. You can head up the road or your can go straight up the old ski path. Geneva Basin closed in 1984 when an empty chair fell from one of the doubles. The ski area was sold again and vast improvements were done to the lodge. The Duck Creek lift was also upgraded to a triple and moved to a better line. Geneva Basin failed to open that year due to money reasons. They could not pay off the new ski lift. Bring something to add to the lodge. Can of sterno, whatever. Fantastic place.
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