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Schofield Pass, Crested Butte

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Schofield Pass, elevation 10707ft, is a mountain pass in the Elk Mountains of Colorado. The pass is the high point on Gothic Road, which connects the towns of Marble and Crested Butte. The road to the summit is suitable for a passenger car if traveling from the east; however, after this it is rated 4-wheel drive only as it switchbacks down the west side through the Devil's Punchbowl Canyon and becomes a narrow, rocky shelf road.
The pass is closed for most of the year due to snow or mud, and is open only for one or two months in late summer. Parking is available in the town of Crystal, and 4WD high-clearance trucks can continue two miles to the hiking trailhead at 9,700 feet. The road is accessible only by high-clearance 4-wheel-drive trucks from this side. Two miles from the trailhead lies Geneva Lake.
The pass has claimed 12 lives to date.
Schofield Pass was named for B. F. Schofield, a silver miner.
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  • So I spent a-lot of time online trying to figure out if this pass is doable in my 2015 Jeep Rubicon (unchanged from manufacture) and it seems so... without damaging? Eh, not so sure. We drove in and.....  more »
  • Drove down the 1st weekend of August 2019. Thought we might be too late for the wildflower display, but we were pleasantly surprised. The show started at the far end of Mount Crested Butte where the.....  more »
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  • Beautiful pass. Make sure you have a 4x4 vehicle that isn't too wide.

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