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Schofield Pass

Crested Butte, CO
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Four-wheeling
Description: Between Crested Butte and Marble, this difficult road has narrow, steep passages.
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Crested Butte, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It is hard to find a prettier place. This is a start (or end) to one of the greatest hikes in Colorado...Crested Butte to Aspen. I've been here many times and never tire of the drive or the views. I look forward to it every year.

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Gatesville, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I have been operating 4x4s in Colorado since 1978. Schofield Pass is my favorite. It is extremely narrow!!! When it says only for "Narrow high lift 4x4s with EXPERIENCED drivers" It is not kidding! In years past, I have run the pass ina Jeep CJ7. Last year I decided to run it in my 2013 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. I was... More

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Willoughby, Ohio, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The road should be traveled by four-wheel only for un-experienced drivers. From the Crested Butte side, you'll pass through the valley that is known throughout the state for its beautiful spring blooms. At the summit is the trail head to the famous 401 biking an hiking trail. The first 3/4 mile is all uphill, but once at the top, the... More

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Warren NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

So narrow and steep. No guard rails - you'll cry if you come to another car going in the opposite direction! Seriously!

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Pine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Scenic route is incredible. So much so that when I took a picture from my window of my car the photo appeared well thought out and structured.

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Crockett, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

A good portion of this road is super easy and can be traversed in a rental suv. However the section devil's punch bowl should only be attempted by experienced off roaders with the appropriate rig. We took the pass up from marble last week (9/18/2013) to the bridge then turned around. The excessive rain in colorado over the past few... More

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Edmond
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The actual pass is a little daunting, but the drive to it is one of the more spectacular drives in Colorado. Simply beautiful!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Not a technically challenging trail (devils punch bowl requires a little more skill), but extremely scenic. Some of the trails are slightly precarious with drop offs on either side. To travel the full trail I would definitely recommend short wheelbase, lifted, and a somewhat experienced driver.

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We couldn't figure out why so many shuttle vans were passing us as we started out our ride to the 401 trail....then we came to the summit of the pass and realized we still had a ways of "up" to go before coming down the 401 trail... This is a great uphill ride but be ready for the burn :... More

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Colo Spgs, CO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Very good roads for back country four wheel roads. Some of the most gorgeous scenery in Colorado is in this area.

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