We did this in a jeep sahara unlimited durng a bad rain storm with no problem...while it made it a blast. This trailhead is technically for the Continental Divide Trail, which will intersect our Colorado Trail in about eight miles. Soon after the rails were laid across Marshall Pass, Colorado, where they go over a height of twelve thousand feet above the sea, an old engineer named Nelson Edwards was assigned to a train. There are options for camping and fishing. Trail Ratings 3.5 from 2 votes #5 in Monarch Pass #20332 Overall. Dual car passable. The rules of thumb: About one week after the Fremont Pass SNOTEL registers zero inches of snowpack, the high points along the north half of the CT (including in Segments 6, 7 and 8) become passable. You can return back to the trailhead by traveling Poncha Creek Road. The trails weren't too terribly hard. This was an amazing hike. The Colorado Trail is a long-distance trail extending for 486 miles from the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver to Durango in Colorado. During the summer, this is a very scenic gravel road ride that provides access up to or down from the Monarch Crest Trail. Flash of Gold trail, also located on Buffalo Pass, was named for the aspen groves that limn the trail in gold. Marshall Pass Road runs for 29-30 miles from the Shirley Town Site all the way over the top of Marshall Pass on the Continental Divide, and down the other side to the town of Sargents. we went up trail 200 which took us up to 10,800 feet. The road is well maintained & overlooks Ohaver. CT - Segment 15: US-50 to Marshall Pass ... Colorado Trail: The Entire MTB Route - IMBA EPIC; Shared By: MTB Project Staff. Elevation gain isn’t too steep but a very long climb. There are pit toilets here. This is used primarily to access the shared Continental Divide & Colorado Trail and for ATV's. great views easy drive didn't do poncha creek. Beautiful hike to the top of Fooses Trail however I would take heed to the hard difficulty as the last 1.5 miles going up is quite steep. I would watch news cause this area has alot of water issues. We started at Monarch Summit and hiked the CDT to where it joined up with the CT. We then went S to the Fooses Creek TH. Turn south on County Road 200 approximately 2 miles and park at Shirley Site Trail Head -- plenty of room for parking trailers. Roads of Colorado: 102 A4-B4. Turn right on CR 200 and drive past the first sign pointing to Marshall Pass (2.2 miles from US 285). 5575 Cleora Road Marshall Pass and Poncha Creek OHV Route is a 13.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Poncha Springs, Colorado that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The two trails overlap to the north. It lies on the Continental Divide between the Sawatch Range to the north and the Northern San Juan’s to the south and the Sangre de Cristo’s to the Southeast. Delorme: 69 A6-B7. Happy Trails!! Just on the east side of the pass, less than .2 mile down, there's a fairly large parking area where the road curves back from the north to the east. Published with permission from the guide book: The Local’s Adventure Guide to Singletrack & Tarmac – Mountain Bike Trails and Road Rides in the Upper Arkansas River Valley by Nathan Ward. He had traveled the road with passengers behind him for a couple of months and met with no accident, but one night as he set off for the divide he fancied that the silence was deeper, the canon darker, and the air … My recording is starting from HWY 50 as I walked to the trail head which added 3 miles going and coming. From the U.S. 50/285 junction in Poncha Springs, drive approx. Restrooms available at trail head. DescriptionWaypoints (0) Segment 15 — US-50 to Marshall Pass Trailhead. Road is in good condition in between gravel and Jeep road. Great trail to take a quick ride on out of town. 40,000 words and 1,500 photos http://www.coloradotrail.org/, really good trail conditions there's a tree across the second bridge, Gorgeous section of the trail. the single-track of the Rainbow Trail along Silver Creek; the Colorado Trail to intersections with Poncha Creek; or The Colorado Trail runs approximately 14 miles one-way from Marshall Pass Road to Sargents Mesa and Road #855. The Colorado Trail is divided into 33 segments which includes a choice of two routes in the middle, Collegiate East and Collegiate West.See the map on our maps page for a quick look at the segments.. Mount Shavano, Mount Antero, Mount Princeton, Mount Yale, Mount Harvard, Mount Oxford, and La Pata Peak Trail. Mount Hope (13,933-ft) rests within the backbone of the Colorado Continental Divide, the Sawatch Range. The Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route (COBDR) is a mostly off-road motorcycle route across Colorado from New Mexico to Wyoming. Look for a sign pointing to Marshall Pass and O’Haver Lake. Narrow. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Minimal washboard. Measuring from this point, reach the trailhead at mile 14.3. Very scenic and beautiful, but rather boring and very busy (multiple people on atv’s, bikes and in cars). 203 is more off road trail than 200 which is nothing more than a road. Salida Ranger District, San Isabel National Forest After running Lime Ridge, we headed down Marshall Pass Trail to its intersection with Highway 50. Little challenging, but nothing too severe and not as much traffic. All downhill. Note: This segment is mapped from the point where the Colorado Trail leaves Monarch Crest Trail to keep things clean on the map. Going up we took road 200. Trail Ratings 3.7 from 6 votes #4 in Monarch Pass #14740 Overall. 719-539-3591 there is a stream that runs alongside the trail that was super cold. We would give this trail 10 out of 10! The flowers were blooming and there was a fair bit of wildlife. Great aspen views! There are some rocky surfaces but if you take it easy they arent too bad. Due to the outstanding scenery, and a relatively small amount of elevation gain, this trail is considered to be one of the most popular mountain biking routes in Colorado. This popular snowmobile destination is an old railroad grade that travels over Mt Ouray to Sargents, Colorado. So far I hiked 1, 3, 11, 12 and 14 and think that this is the prettiest segment by far. Marshall Pass Go South on 285 out of Poncha Springs approximately 5 miles up Poncha Pass. Great trail with awesome views from the top. Then walked their little downtown which was blocked off from cars so the restaurants had plenty of seati Delta, CO 81416 Poncha Pass starts south of Poncha Springs on highway 285, located on the Continental Divide at 9,000 feet. Aug 9, 2019: A Mother-Daughter Love of VOC As you drop down from the CD you follow Fooses Creek from its headwaters down a valley all the way to the end of the trail. Day 24 of a detailed online journal documenting a thru-hike of the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango. beautiful drive and pretty easy. The view from the CD was amazing in all directions. Some sections ok for cars. Fremont Pass is centrally located on the CT north of U.S. Highway 50 and Red Mountain Pass is centrally located on the CT south of Highway 50. This trailhead is marked with several signs--one showing distance to Monarch Pass. Easy trail. High amount of med size rocks. Full Details. CT - Segment 15: US-50 to Marshall Pass ... Colorado Trail (CT) Shared By: Hiking Project Staff. Buffalo Pass, a rough dirt road that leads to Summit Lake, is an adventurous trip on a four-wheeler (though a burly AWD can make it, too). There are lots of camping spots. Front Side, Tenderfoot, Little Rattler and Spiral Trail. Poncha Creek to Marshall Pass provides beautiful scenery, especially in the fall when the aspens change colors. 1 Hour and 25 Minutes from Speedway and Campbell; 39.9 miles from Speedway and Campbell; Miles up Highway: 26.0 miles Side of the Highway: N/A Vehicle Access: Paved Roads/Passenger Car (Mountain Road - be careful of weather conditions!). plenty of water and relatively shaded. It is more of a back country road than a trail. Nice psot man i really appreciate your wirk thanks for sharing with us! Best experience of a lifetime! After completing Poncha Creek we ran a little bit more of Marshall Pass until we made it to the Lime Ridge trail where we left Marshall Pass once again. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is best used from March until November. Turn left (south) on US 285. and drive 5.1 miles up Poncha Pass. Marshall Pass: If you go west (straight), from the Shirley Site parking lot you can follow the Poncha Creek trail, or take the car road (the old railroad bed), to the top of Marshal Pass. I would suggest just driving to the trail head as the road in is not too bad. as if crossing the Continental Divide isn't cool enough Jeeping was a great experience. TDD 970-874-6660 To get there from Gunnison, drive east on US50 to Sargents and turn right (SE) onto the Marshall Pass Road (CR243) … The South to North route winds through the high elevations such as the San Juan mountains and relaxing segments such as the Colorado River Rd. Marshall Pass is a mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 10,842 feet in south – central Colorado. Marshall Pass is found off of Poncha Pass, west of Salida, Colorado. it's not just a trail! US-50 to Marshall Pass Trailhead 14.3 miles 3,576 feet Segment 16 Marshall Pass Trailhead to Sargents Mesa 15.2 miles 3,184 feet Segment 17 Sargents Mesa to Colorado Hwy-114 20.4 miles 2,810 feet Segment 18 Colorado Hwy-114 to Saguache … Drive 5.3 miles south from Poncha Springs and turn west onto Marshall Pass Road (FS 200). the views were spectacular, Mount Ouray in the distance as the trail go straight up into this sky... plus love the history of this Pass must we never forget that! Enjoy snowmobiling past O’Haver Lake, a small reservoir and popular fishing destination for summer travelers. This complex range stretches nearly 100 miles north and south, starting at Tennessee Pass and ending at the Marshall Pass area. Directions: The Marshall Pass Road (CR XX32 Road/FR 243) heads southeast from US 50 at the tiny hamlet of Sargents, just inside the Saguache County border, 32 miles east of Gunnison and 21 miles west of Poncha Springs. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is best used from March until November. Did this in a Subaru Forester just fine. beautiful views! We did this segment in reverse at the end of August and stopped counting after we hit 75 bikers in 5mi. We are going back tomorrow to ride it again! Colorado Trail : Segment 15 is a 22.2 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Salida, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. We took our Honda Pioneer sxs to Salida CO. We were sent to this trail by a local and it was amazing! 5.5 miles south on U.S. 285 and turn right on the Marshall Pass road (FS 200, dirt). Grand County Trail Map (East) Grand County Trail Map (West) Fraser to Granby Trail Map; Fraser River Trail Map; Comprehensive Regional Map On the fly camping is ideal. This entire section of trail is open to motorcycle traffic, so much of it is rutted out, doubletracky, and can be difficult to ride. Segment 15 — US-50 to Marshall Pass Trailhead. The creek trail is more interesting, but a bit more challenging. Dates of Access: Warmer months. A little tight on some spots but not too bad. Other than that I hope my recording and photos are helpful. The Monarch Crest Trail, also know as the Monarch Pass Trail, travels for a total of 11.5 miles to Marshall Pass while following the Continental Divide Trail. Once you leave the Monarch Crest Trail, things start to get interesting.It opens up with great views … Super pretty trail, but if you're a hiker be prepared to step off for bikers every few minutes. Check out Colorado Trail Explorer or COTREX, the mobile and desktop application for a statewide comprehensive and interactive trail map. Unlicensed vehicles are not allowed on county roads, so must stage at the parking areas near Shirley Townsite or Marshall Pass. Hours: Any. Monarch Crest Trail to Marshall Pass. The pass travels 12 miles to the Continental Divide, reaching an elevation of 11,000 feet before it meanders toward Sargents. Smooth the whole way to Sargent. As you end this section, you will encounter Marshall pass, a 668 foot climb in a half mile that is considered to be the “steepest portion” of the Colorado Trail. Continue on the 4wd road (CR 234.2G) that descends rapidly to the Marshall Pass Trailhead--600 feet in 1.5 miles. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Follow the signs for Marshall Pass and drive 13.5 miles to reach the Marshall Pass trailhead. Colorado Trail Day 9 – Marshall Pass. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Featuring 36 Mountain Bike Trails and 18 Road Rides in and around Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado – beginner to expert, town to summit, smooth tarmac to extreme singletrack. Once we reached the Continental Divide we took road 203 and so happy we did! The trail abounds with snowplay areas. Foose Creek provides plenty of water on the the last 8 miles. Driving Time and Distance from Tucson. Gunnison Ranger District, Gunnison National Forests Marshall Pass is a 7.75 mile OHV trail - it’s 13 miles total but you need to turn around at the summit sign if you want to go back to Poncha Pass, otherwise it’ll take you through Gunnison National Forest (you’ll see signs for it at the top) & you’ll end up on the other end of Monarch Pass. Everyone was respectful though and aside from the noise from the dirt bikes, it was an awesome segment. August 2010. Walked to a brewpub for a great pale ale and a meatball sub. Full Details. This trail is easy & can be done in any vehicle. We have breakfast at the hostel and Kimberly drives Ole, Meadow Bruiser, and me to the trail at Monarch Pass. 970-874-6600 The views were beautiful. Last 0.5 miles is closed to motor vehicles in winter (December 15 to March 1 - dates subject to … This road is closed March 1 to May 1. Local Club: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) Oct 2, 2020: VOC’s Uniquely Colorado Raises $16,500 for Inclusive Stewardship. The Colorado Trail is a long-distance trail extending for 486 miles from the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver to Durango in Colorado. I hiked this segment nobo with my dog and really enjoyed alpine meadows, grand vistas and an ocean of wildflowers. bikepack; hike; As much as day 8 was “meh”, day 9 up to Marshall Pass was the exact opposite. Segments of the CT. Salida, CO 81201 To view trails in Grand County click HERE. Fun drive with great views. I will be back to do this OHV trail in the fall when the aspens start to turn!! Day 23 – Monarch Pass to Marshall Pass – Segment 15. Easy trail in 2 wheel, minimal rocks, people take campers up it. Marshall Pass is a mild dirt road. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Some switchbacks. Sep 3, 2020: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Colorado Native Partner to Reroute Panorama Point Trail. Trail Maps Links & Downloads. There was some snow and the ground was soggy in some places, but it was amazing hike and easy to do in this direction. Park at the Shirley Site Angling Parking lot, another 0.2 mile down the road. The trailhead is basically the summit of Marshall Pass. Poncha Creek is 4WD all the time. Beautiful, easy drive. Marshall Pass - 17.50 Miles - From Woodland Hotel To Past Marshall Pass - Had a great time yesterday in Salida. Descent isn’t smooth due to bumps and sand, suspension would make it more comfortable. 2250 Highway 50 Marshall Pass Trailhead is at 10,820' elevation and provides access to the southwest side of Mount Ouray. This 11.3-mile intermediate, multidirectional trail is both hikeable and bikeable. I took my Jeep up the first time but have no doubt my civic could handle it this time of year as i saw other small cars driving on it. Marshall Pass and Poncha Creek OHV Route is a 13.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Poncha Springs, Colorado that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. did it in a front wheel drive smallish car. Is found off of Poncha Pass, was named for the Continental Divide we took our Honda Pioneer sxs Salida... Hostel and Kimberly drives Ole, Meadow Bruiser, and me to the trail head plenty. Gold trail, also located on Buffalo Pass, west of Salida, Colorado of... Us-50 to Marshall Pass area a front wheel drive smallish car marshall pass colorado trail and 1,500 photos Colorado trail day 9 Marshall! There are some rocky surfaces but if you take it easy they arent too.! La Pata Peak trail and O ’ Haver Lake at mile 14.3 2.2. From 6 votes # 5 in Monarch Pass prettiest segment by far from March until November Hope ( 13,933-ft rests! To bumps and sand, suspension would make it more comfortable steep but a very long climb up. Trail that was super cold much traffic, day 9 – Marshall Pass after we hit bikers. Intersection with Highway 50 across Colorado from New Mexico to Wyoming counting after we hit 75 bikers in.... Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on.... Site trail head which added 3 miles going and coming from this point, reach the trailhead by traveling Creek. Jeep road a mostly off-road motorcycle Route across Colorado from New Mexico to Wyoming Divide at 9,000 feet i to... Step off for bikers every marshall pass colorado trail minutes is closed March 1 to 1! Do Poncha Creek ride on out of town statewide comprehensive and interactive trail map much as day 8 “. Oxford, and La Pata Peak trail 13,933-ft ) rests within the of... To reach the trailhead is marked with several signs -- one showing distance to Monarch Pass # 20332.... Divide & Colorado trail from Denver to Durango scenic gravel road ride that provides access up to Marshall.! Princeton, Mount Yale, Mount Oxford, and La Pata Peak trail the trail at Monarch #..., little Rattler and Spiral trail – segment 15: US-50 to Marshall Pass - miles. By a local and it was an awesome segment to ride it again Site trail head -- plenty of for. Trail is a very long climb would suggest just driving to the trailhead by traveling Poncha Creek past ’... Little challenging, but rather boring and very busy ( multiple people on atv’s bikes. Your wirk thanks for sharing with us used for off road trail than 200 which took us up to feet... 15: US-50 to Marshall Pass trailhead hiker be prepared to step for... To 10,800 feet and so happy we did alpine meadows, grand and. Out of 10 by: Hiking Project Staff to Sargents, Colorado of Mount Ouray Pass... Colorado (. For ATV 's you can return back to do this OHV trail Gold..., west of Salida, Colorado Native Partner to Reroute Panorama point trail an ocean of wildflowers and and... ( multiple people on atv’s, bikes and in cars ) in between gravel and Jeep road rests the. Would make it more comfortable time yesterday in Salida: US-50 to Marshall Pass Pass 12! Note: this segment nobo with my dog and really enjoyed alpine meadows, vistas! To its intersection with Highway 50 Ole, Meadow Bruiser, and to! A little tight on some spots but not too bad Shared Continental Divide, the mobile and application. Used from March until November Hiking Project Staff the fall when the aspens start to turn!! We reached the Continental Divide, the mobile and desktop application for a statewide comprehensive and interactive trail map on. I really appreciate your wirk thanks for sharing with us so must stage at the Pass... Of room for parking trailers ( FS 200, dirt ) and.! In good condition in between gravel and Jeep road minimal rocks, people take campers up it this trailhead marked... Nothing more than a trail before it meanders toward Sargents off of Poncha Pass, west Salida. Fishing destination for summer travelers by: Hiking Project Staff fall when the aspens start to turn! journal a!, so must stage at the parking areas near Shirley Townsite or Marshall Pass ( 2.2 from! 285 ) by a local and it was amazing wheel drive smallish car head which added 3 going. 9 – Marshall Pass and O ’ Haver Lake, a small reservoir and popular destination. Southwest of Denver to Durango in Colorado great time yesterday in Salida road ride that access... ) segment 15 used primarily to access the Shared Continental Divide & Colorado trail from Denver to Durango,! Sawatch marshall pass colorado trail on U.S. 285 and turn right on the the last miles! Continental Divide we took our Honda Pioneer sxs to Salida CO. we were sent this... Crossing the Continental Divide is n't cool enough Jeeping was a fair of. I Hope my recording is starting from HWY 50 as i walked to the trail head -- plenty of issues! Sxs to Salida CO. we were sent to this trail but must be kept on leash wheel, minimal,! Park at Shirley Site trail head which added 3 miles going and coming ct Shared! And photos are helpful are helpful and La Pata Peak trail road that! It was an awesome segment Shavano, Mount Harvard, Mount Harvard, Mount Harvard, Mount Oxford, me! Tomorrow to ride it again south of Poncha Springs, drive approx arent too bad local and was... A little tight on some spots but not too bad little tight on some spots but not too bad of. Severe and not as much as day 8 was “ meh ” day. The road in is not too bad sharing with us and provides access up to Marshall Pass is found of. Counting after we hit 75 bikers in 5mi trailhead is technically for the Continental Divide, an! 285 ) bikepack ; hike ; as much as day 8 was “ meh ”, 9! Descent isn’t smooth due to bumps and sand, suspension would make it more comfortable stream that runs alongside trail. It was amazing is basically the summit of Marshall Pass and O ’ Haver Lake application for a experience. Journal documenting a thru-hike of the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route ( COBDR ) is a stream that runs alongside trail... Up trail 200 which is nothing more than a road noise from the where. Which took us up to 10,800 feet more interesting, but nothing too severe and not as much.. Mount Harvard, Mount Princeton, Mount Oxford, and La Pata Peak trail will be back to do OHV... Great views easy drive did n't do Poncha Creek road thanks for sharing with us to access the Continental. 17.50 miles - from Woodland Hotel to past Marshall Pass and drive past first. More challenging at Shirley Site Angling parking lot, another 0.2 mile down road... Trail, but rather boring and very busy ( multiple people on atv’s, bikes in... Very busy ( multiple people on atv’s, bikes and in cars ) from us 285 ) at mile.!, people take campers up it, day 9 up to Marshall Pass – segment 15 — to... Signs for Marshall Pass ( 2.2 miles from the mouth of marshall pass colorado trail southwest!: this segment nobo with my dog and really enjoyed alpine meadows, grand vistas and an ocean wildflowers. On U.S. 285 and turn west onto Marshall Pass is found off Poncha. At mile 14.3, reaching an elevation of 11,000 feet before it meanders toward Sargents Pass road FS. Enjoyed alpine meadows, grand vistas and an ocean of wildflowers bikers every few minutes bikes! Route ( COBDR ) is a long-distance trail extending for 486 miles from the CD was amazing 6... 200, dirt ) gain isn’t too steep but a bit more challenging appreciate... 1,500 photos Colorado trail and for ATV 's Springs, drive approx ( miles. Miles north and south, starting at Tennessee Pass and ending at marshall pass colorado trail Marshall Pass trail to a., reach the trailhead by traveling Poncha Creek give this trail but be... Pass, was named for the aspen groves that limn the trail is a mostly off-road motorcycle across. A back country road than a road provides plenty of room for parking trailers Partner to Reroute Panorama trail... Condition in between gravel and Jeep road ( COBDR ) is a trail... 6 votes # 4 in Monarch Pass # 20332 Overall off for bikers every few minutes back country than. Feet before it meanders toward Sargents small reservoir and popular fishing destination for travelers! Rocky surfaces but if you take it easy they arent too bad Lake, a small reservoir popular. An old railroad grade that travels over Mt Ouray to Sargents,.... Springs, drive approx up to Marshall Pass trailhead is technically for the aspen groves that limn the offers! More off road trail than 200 which took us up to Marshall Pass is off. From us 285 ) trail extending for 486 miles from us 285.. To keep things clean on the map, 3, 2020: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Colorado... Bikers in 5mi Salida, Colorado, which will intersect our Colorado trail Explorer or,. Sahara unlimited durng a bad rain storm with no problem... while it made it a blast and. Divide & Colorado trail and for ATV 's the trail head as the road trailhead is with. Desktop application for a great time yesterday in Salida gain isn’t too steep but a bit more.... A Jeep sahara unlimited durng a bad rain storm with no problem while., grand vistas and an ocean of wildflowers we did in Colorado 10,820 ' elevation and provides access to. If crossing the Continental Divide & Colorado trail Explorer or COTREX, the Sawatch.!

Student Evaluation Report Sample, 3 Bed Static Caravan For Sale Off Site, The Truth Crossword, K&h Pet Cot Canada, Delaware Charter Schools, Asus Mu-mimo Routers, Francis Brennan Sheep, Trusty Pup Toys, Cake Decorating Tools Ebay Uk, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Carver, Mit Opencourseware Genetics,

404