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Schofield Pass

Crested Butte, CO
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4 wheel trip,

Beautiful scenery, good roads and trails, good access from where we stayed. The mountains are... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2016
Pueblo, Colorado
Fun and scenic

Great stop along a dual sport ride. Some of the best pictures from my trip were along this trail... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2016
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

Beautiful scenery, good roads and trails, good access from where we stayed. The mountains are gorgeous and the top mountain views are spectacular.

2  Thank jchandler2016
Reviewed September 26, 2016

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.

Thank rktman
Reviewed September 19, 2016

We were over run by jackasses and their infantile need for speed in vehicles. come here if you like dust and rude people.

Thank Travel333333A
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

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 bikers and runners. And cattle. Emerald was brilliant...More

Thank mpharveyco
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Scenic drive. We used our SUV, didn't need 4wheel drive although it could be trickier in the winter. There are some cliff curves you go on! Saw beautiful wildflowers like in town, emerald lake. It was not a long drive and glad we did it.

Thank jenthehennifer
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The road up to the pass is very doable from town, at least for anyone willing to suffer just a tad. Views are spectacular once you continue up 401 from the pass. My wife road back down and had a total blast! My daughter and...More

Thank chadwallace
Reviewed August 3, 2016

We stayed and played at Emerald Lake. We started from Gothic and decided not to make the loop thru Schofield Pass and back to Washington Gulch Road. Starting at Emerald Lake the road goes up to the pass. Most of it is one-way and cars...More

Thank JoePitz
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Whether you ride Schofield Pass on your mountain bike, or drive it in a 4X4 vehicle, it is truly spectacular! You can breakfast in Crested Butte, then head for Schofield Pass for a wonderful day of hiking, or immersing yourself in a spectacular wildflower display...More

2  Thank morrikb
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Gravel, dirt & rough road. Big dips.Would need a high clearance vehicle. We had a Subaru. Beautiful drive/scenery. Road has curves & is narrow in spots. Gorgeous view of Emerald Lake. If you are going slow, (recommended) there are plenty of pull outs. Takes you...More

1  Thank magoos2011
Reviewed July 25, 2016

In mid July 2016 we hiked the trails taking off from here and the nearby West Morain trailhead. Wildflowers were in full bloom and mile after mile they offered great views. That along with the mountain and stream views were fantastic. The wildflowers were the...More

Thank Mike H
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Richard S
My wife and I will do some shortt hikes from Crested Butte. Is a 4 Wheel Drive necessary to get to the trail heads ?
June 16, 2016|
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I am traveling to crested Butte and will be renting a car. It appears that rentals do not cover insurance for nonpaved road driving. How would I go about getting to the trailheads. I want to do a lot of hiking
June 2, 2016|
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Will i be able to do drive this pass by a honda CRV?
September 22, 2015|
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Response from Travelbuddy03 | Reviewed this property |
It's always better to have a 4WD high clearance vehicle. If the road is dry you could probably make it in your Honda. But if it were me I wouldn't do it unless you have a trail rated vehicle.