Boreas Pass (ele 3503m) is a stunning ride through Colorado’s central Rockies, connecting historic village of Como to the thriving resort town of Breckenridge. The round trip up to the top from Breckenridge is popular with bicyclists. Originally began as Breckenridge Pass in the 1860s as a route to reach the gold mines. It was widened to a wagon road that could handle stagecoaches in 1866. IN 1882 a railroad track was laid, connecting Como and Breckenridge. Boreas Pass was originally the nation’s highest narrow-gauge railroad, running from 1872 to 1938. During WWII the train tracks were picked up for resources. In 1952 the pass was converted into an automobile friendly road. The route crosses the Continental Divide at the headwaters of two famous Colorado rivers: Blue River and South Platte River. The Blue River flows north through Breckenridge before connecting with the Colorado River in Kremmling. The South Platte River flows south into South Park basin before meandering its way out past Deckers and up through Denver.