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Schofield Pass, Crested Butte

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Schofield Pass, elevation 10707ft, is a mountain pass in the Elk Mountains 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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  • What is not to like about Schofield pass in the surrounding area. Once beyond Schofield past, you are on your way to the maroon bells. Great hiking in the area. Gorgeous views. In order to get to the ...  more »
  • Last week after a rain storm I took of out Slate River road to Pittsburg. Continued on up uto Paradise divide to two beautiful lakes and a remote campsite. Views at over 11,000 feet were gorgeous! Con...  more »
  • Came over the 4-wheel drive road from Crested Butte to Marble via Schofield Pass. The road was no joke (heed the warning sings, they mean it) and the river and devils pot holes were fabulous. The powe...  more »
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  • Beautiful pass. Make sure you have a 4x4 vehicle that isn't too wide.
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