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Schofield Pass, Crested Butte

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Schofield Pass, elevation 10722ft, is a mountain pass in the Sawatch Range of Colorado. The pass is the high point on Gothic Road, which connects the towns of Marble and Crested Butte. The road to the summit is suitable for a passenger car if traveling from the east; however, after this it is rated 4-wheel drive only as it switchbacks down the west side through the Devil's Punchbowl Canyon and becomes a narrow, rocky shelf road.The pass is closed for most of the year due to snow or mud, and is open only for one or two months in late summer. Parking is available in the town of Crystal, and 4WD high-clearance trucks can continue two miles to the hiking trailhead at 9,700 feet. The road is accessible only by high-clearance 4-wheel-drive trucks from this side. Two miles from the trailhead lies Geneva Lake.The pass has claimed 12 lives to date.Schofield Pass was named for B. F. Schofield, a silver miner.
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  • July 24, 2017
    We drove up Gothic Rd until we were stopped by the road closure. We drove past the first closing signs and parked with the shuttles and other cars in the last "parking area" before the washout. This l...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    [NOTE: Check with CBMBA before heading off to ride 401 - the magnificent snow has delayed opening things up. Don't ruin a wondrous thing!] Schofield has so much going on that it can't be covered all i...  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    More of an FYI than a review: pass was still closed on 7/4 but up to that closure (past gothic campground) everything looked great.  more »

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