Schofield Pass, Crested Butte
Categories: Scenic Drives, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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.Plan your visit to Schofield Pass and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Crested Butte vacation trip planner.
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Great stop along a dual sport ride. Some of the best pictures from my trip were along this trail. Stay on the trail near the private land to avoid problems with the landowners.
We were over run by jackasses and their infantile need for speed in vehicles. come here if you like dust and rude people.
We did the pass to Emerald Lake and the Crested Butte trailhead. We also stopped by the Bio lab visitors center. The foliage is peak! The road was rough but doable. Take it slow. Plenty of hikers bike... read more »
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