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So, I read all the reviews and still couldn't figure out if we could actually drive to the pass. I... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2014
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What a Thrill

Beautiful back country scenery and an exciting drive to get to the pass. Amazing views and the... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2014
Denver, 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 24 July 2014 via mobile

So, I read all the reviews and still couldn't figure out if we could actually drive to the pass. I went this way today an am writing to clarify. The road beyond Gothic, the "ghost town" is unpaved, but in the summer, on a dry...More

1  Thank Jmarshall95678
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Beautiful back country scenery and an exciting drive to get to the pass. Amazing views and the streams were running full from a great snow season. We spent the afternoon by a waterfall on the east fork of the south fork of the Crystal River....More

1  Thank naturelover11911
Reviewed 5 March 2014

It is hard to find a prettier place. This is a start (or end) to one of the greatest hikes in Colorado...Crested Butte to Aspen. I've been here many times and never tire of the drive or the views. I look forward to it every...More

1  Thank pcbrines
Reviewed 2 January 2014

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....More

4  Thank ghostrider1964
Reviewed 11 November 2013

The road should be traveled by four-wheel only for un-experienced drivers. From the Crested Butte side, you'll pass through the valley that is known throughout the state for its beautiful spring blooms. At the summit is the trail head to the famous 401 biking an...More

3  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 14 October 2013

So narrow and steep. No guard rails - you'll cry if you come to another car going in the opposite direction! Seriously!

4  Thank KCM828
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Scenic route is incredible. So much so that when I took a picture from my window of my car the photo appeared well thought out and structured.

1  Thank KaynLare
Reviewed 21 September 2013

A good portion of this road is super easy and can be traversed in a rental suv. However the section devil's punch bowl should only be attempted by experienced off roaders with the appropriate rig. We took the pass up from marble last week (9/18/2013)...More

Thank Dustin B
Reviewed 19 September 2013

The actual pass is a little daunting, but the drive to it is one of the more spectacular drives in Colorado. Simply beautiful!

1  Thank SoonerWiz
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Not a technically challenging trail (devils punch bowl requires a little more skill), but extremely scenic. Some of the trails are slightly precarious with drop offs on either side. To travel the full trail I would definitely recommend short wheelbase, lifted, and a somewhat experienced...More

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22 June 2017|
Response from jameslaw2017 |
Not from the crested butte side. But from the other side yes