Marshall Pass

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Crossing the Continental Divide and traveling between two National Forests, Marshall Pass was first a toll road before later becoming the first railroad route over the Continental Divide. This route was once considered a viable option for US 50, connecting Salida and Gunnison rather than Monarch Pa...Read More
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Highlights of Marshall Pass

Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
10867 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
05/31 - 02/28
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
243, 200
Nearest Town
Sargents
Nearest Services
Sargents
Management Agency
Gunnison National Forest / San Isabel National Forest
District
Gunnison Ranger District / Salida Ranger District

Overview

Crossing the Continental Divide and traveling between two National Forests, Marshall Pass was first a toll road before later becoming the first railroad route over the Continental Divide. This route was once considered a viable option for US 50, connecting Salida and Gunnison rather than Monarch Pass. Today, this gravel road still follows the old railroad grade and offers amazing views of mountain tops, meadows, lakes, fall foliage, and abundant wildlife.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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23 Waypoints
71 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
10 Community Reviews
1 Video
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