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“4 wheel day trippin”
Review of Schofield Pass

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

Thank Shazleen
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

If you ride mountain bikes and love amazing trails then Scholfeild pass is the start of one of the most epic trails anywhere. It also is the start of a great hike to some great views of the CB valley and the other ways towards Marble and the Maroon Bells. The pass is totally passable, but beware of continuing towards Marble unless you can handle heights and have the proper vehicle for it. The wildflowers were taller than my wifes head. Love this place!!

Thank Guyute6
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Schofield Pass area (Emerald Lake, Schofield Park, trail 401) is a very pretty area and worth seeing. Note though the the road past Emerald Lake is a single lane with a steep drop off the side- fine when no one is coming in the opposite direction but a bit hairy when there is oncoming traffic. Also do NOT attempt to drive through Schofield Park on to Crystal Marble. The road, though still listed on mapquest is very dangerous. Park in Schofield Park and hike up towards East Maroon Pass for great flowers. Note, the whole area is closed in winter.

Thank billy b
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

So the uninitiated are probably wondering what in the heck is going on here. In one review it talks about a couple miles of washboard and in the next review it is OMG you must have a good 4WD and know how to use it!!!

Both are true. Here's the deal. From Gothic to the top of Schofield Pass, any decent 2WD with some tread left on their tires can do it. It is a little tougher going until you hit the trailhead for West Maroon Pass - right before Schofield Park (a cluster of small summer cabins).

Eventually you'll see a sign that basically says, "here there be dragons" in Government-speak. After that until you get to Marble, you'll need a real 4WD. By real I mean something that has high clearance, real off road tires and for Pete's sake, a short wheelbase. If you have a stock ride, then only do it if it says Jeep Wrangler on it. Otherwise, hike it. Oh ya, if you've never really driven off road before, don't do it. If you've never kicked your passenger out to spot you through a rock field, don't do it. If you've never seriously considered putting a winch on your X-mas wish list - don't do it. If you're a dentist or accountant, you probably shouldn't do it.

But it sure is purty!

13  Thank Christopher T
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Really went to Slate River trailhead, but there was no place for it here. Pretty cool, but not marked very well, and pretty confusing as to where private/vs public land was.
Beautiful scenery though and very open.

Thank dmsrdh
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