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Love doing Jeep trails.

Had a blast on the trails getting to crystal mills. Devils punch bowl is pretty tough. The trail is... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
Pueblo, Colorado
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Worth the stop

One of the most photographed spots in Colorado. I’ve had it in my office for years and just now... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Boulder, Colorado
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Between Crested Butte and Marble, this difficult road has narrow, steep passages.
Crested Butte, CO
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Had a blast on the trails getting to crystal mills. Devils punch bowl is pretty tough. The trail is narrow and rocky. The town of Crystal is pretty cool. We also did the entire loop Lead King as well then back into Crested Butte.

Thank 468gregd
Reviewed August 20, 2018

OMG! Someone gave me wrong information/directions and I ended up headed this direction on Gothic Road! In a MINIVAN! NO NO NO. I have NEVER been so terrified in my life and there was nowhere to turn around or back up when I came head...More

2  Thank Kim C
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

One of the most photographed spots in Colorado. I’ve had it in my office for years and just now saw it in real life....kinda magical, like a fairy tale come to life

3  Thank MmeMiller2
Reviewed January 27, 2018

What is not to like about Schofield pass in the surrounding area. Once beyond Schofield past, you are on your way to the maroon bells. Great hiking in the area. Gorgeous views. In order to get to the Schofield pass, you will definitely need four-wheel-drive...More

5  Thank Wynn A
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Last week after a rain storm I took of out Slate River road to Pittsburg. Continued on up uto Paradise divide to two beautiful lakes and a remote campsite. Views at over 11,000 feet were gorgeous! Continued on to Schofield pass and Emeral Lake -...More

1  Thank flbush
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Came over the 4-wheel drive road from Crested Butte to Marble via Schofield Pass. The road was no joke (heed the warning sings, they mean it) and the river and devils pot holes were fabulous. The power house at Crystal is an awesome piece of...More

1  Thank s9er
Reviewed July 24, 2017

We drove up Gothic Rd until we were stopped by the road closure. We drove past the first closing signs and parked with the shuttles and other cars in the last "parking area" before the washout. This last area requires a 4x4 as it's steep...More

4  Thank account4fun
Reviewed July 14, 2017

[NOTE: Check with CBMBA before heading off to ride 401 - the magnificent snow has delayed opening things up. Don't ruin a wondrous thing!] Schofield has so much going on that it can't be covered all in one day. Emerald Lake is gorgeous. Riding any...More

Thank rancetshields
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

More of an FYI than a review: pass was still closed on 7/4 but up to that closure (past gothic campground) everything looked great.

Thank 731ryanb
Reviewed July 3, 2017

I read a lot of reviews before we decided to try to drive from Mt. Crested Butte to the top of Schofield Pass in a Subaru Forester in July 2017. We didn't make it that far, since the road was closed and impassable around Rustler's...More

8  Thank ColoradoJ
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June 21, 2017|
Response from jameslaw2017 |
Not from the crested butte side. But from the other side yes