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 crossing from Crested Butte side so I was descending into the Devils Punch Bowl. About half way down I encountered a slide across an already dangerous section. I did not want to back up the pass so I crossed the slide as carefully as I could. These rocks were beach ball size and the Rubicon drug like crazy getting over even picking the best line possible. I made it to the bridge and the gate was closed and locked. Sign said ROAD CLOSED. Needless to say, padlocks are cheap and I was NOT going back up across that slide! It took 4 1/2 hours on a dealers frame machine to get my Jeep back close to right...so much for Jeep's Trail rated. The rest of the trip to Crystal City is not that bad and the Power House is a must see! I advise coming tfrom the Marble side if you just want to get to Crystal City. During the summer. Some of the locals have set up as vendors with snacks and books about the history of the area.
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