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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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Drove it in July

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jenthehennifer
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 I continued the loop via 401 which I recommend to anyone who is fit enough.

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Dallas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 take turn going up and down. I don't think on a good day you need... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 (3rd week in July is the best time to go). Schofield Pass gets you to... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 to wonderful hiking Trailheads.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars 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 best I have seen

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

To be clear this drive is only treacherous if you continue past Schofield Pass and the West Maroon trailhead on the the "Devil's Punchbowl" section. By means do not continue on unless you are an experienced driver with a 4-wheel drive and good clearance vehicle. You can go back the way you came when you turnaround near West Maroon trailhead... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

How beautiful! I would warn that this has some steep, one lane areas. It wasn't an issue for us, but do watch for bicyclists motoring on up the road. It's worth the drive, the flowers, alpine lakes and waterfalls were gorgeous. Plus, there are hiking trails, backcountry lakes and all kinds of outdoorsy goodness one can get into out there.

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Mansfield, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife took one of our Jeeps from Gothic over Schofield Pass to Marble, CO. DO NOT ATTEMPT without four low and good ground clearance (my Jeep has stock suspension). I've done plenty of trails in Moab and West Texas and this one had me nervous. The payoff of the views make it amazing and worth it but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic summer drive Leads to west maroon trailhead and the 401 epic bike trail Can stay in car and circle around Gothic mountain, through Pitsburg , and back into crested butte Snow pack precludes June and early July usually Do it late summer!

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