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Address: Crested Butte, CO
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Between Crested Butte and Marble, this difficult road has narrow, steep...

Between Crested Butte and Marble, this difficult road has narrow, steep passages.

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Iconic Colorado

This is a great summer travel spot. Hiking, fishing, extreme kayaking and photography are all perfect here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
William B
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great summer travel spot. Hiking, fishing, extreme kayaking and photography are all perfect here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Just stunning. The early part of the drive from the Crested Butte Resort area is suitable for a family car and you can travel 4 to five miles in. From then on, things get more rocky and a 4x4 or vehicle with greater clearance is recommended. As you approach the summit, the road turns into a one dirt road on... More 

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1 Thank Mark B
Conifer, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I drove my Subaru Outback up to the pass and just over. High clearance vehicle would be best for anything off of the main road. It was a stitch seeing the signs at the top of the pass with all of the stickers from all over the world.. Really good campsites along the road and access to great hiking.

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Durango, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A world-class four wheeling bucket list route. Include Lead King Basin for a great day on the trail. Can be done in a small to medium 4x4 with good clearance, but your vehicle must have low range available. Don't try this in your RAV 4 or Ford Escape, you won't make it. For a superb day, start in Crested Butte,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went up Schofield Pass several times to launch hikes -- 401, West Maroon Pass, East Maroon Pass, Judd Falls and our scary but exciting drive down the Devils Punch Bowl. I would recommend a high clearance vehicle. Do not bring you sedan up this road. Lots of great campsites to choose from and generally very easy drive. Be aware... More 

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

What an experience! This is the second time we have been here. Coming back up the punch bowl it was raining and very slippery, i was a little nervous. Views are incredible. Make sure you wait for other jeeps etc to come all the way up or down before going down, there is not much of a place to pass

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1 Thank shawn h
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is the start of the Crested Butte to West Maroon Pass hike. It is gorgeous and would get five stars if it weren't for all the toilet paper that's littered about near the trail head! Pathetic. We saw several tents and there didn't appear to be a toilet. Really sad to see so much human destruction.

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1 Thank intlwanderlust
Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My husband and I took the drive from Crested Butte to Gothic then on to Schofield Pass and Paradise Divide and then back down to Crested Butte. The roads were in good condition but quite narrow in places. We drove a 4x4 Toyota FJ Cruiser that did great. The wildflowers are spectacular this year. I highly recommend this drive for... More 

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Divide, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

the whole drive from Gothic is on SCENIC but marginal gravel road and the final quarter-mile approach from the north is on sketchy, narrow one lane road on a cliffside over a lake, once passed that thrilling part everything is better and the scenery justifies the terror

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We drove over Schofield Pass in July 2015 in our trail rated Jeep Grand Cherokee. The wildflowers in the third week of July are really quite beautiful. There are parts of the road that are a little scary because there are no guardrails and you climb to get over the pass, but the road is reasonably well maintained. I highly... More 

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