Paradise Divide

4.8/5 (41 reviews)
Paradise Divide is an easy and remarkably scenic loop near Crested Butte, Colorado. It traverses two river valleys and crosses Schofield Pass near the loop’s northern apex. The area supports abundant wildlife, including moose, elk, deer, and black bear. The road connects to numerous other 4WD roa... Read More
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Highlights of Paradise Divide

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Highest Elevation
11296 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
05/21 - 11/22
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
7317, 7734, 317.1
Nearest Town
Crested Butte
Nearest Services
Crested Butte
Management Agency
Gunnison National Forest
District
Gunnison Ranger District

Overview

Paradise Divide is an easy and remarkably scenic loop near Crested Butte, Colorado. It traverses two river valleys and crosses Schofield Pass near the loop’s northern apex. The area supports abundant wildlife, including moose, elk, deer, and black bear. The road connects to numerous other 4WD roads, opening opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as cycling, hiking, fishing, and camping. Autumn colors in this region are among the best in the Centennial State, so put Paradise Divide on your Fall travel agenda!

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10 Waypoints
32 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
41 Community Reviews
1 Video
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