Approaching Storm Over Schofield Pass
Schofield Pass Road, also known as Crystal Canyon Road or Forest Road #317, begins at the town of Marble. Originally built in the 1880s as a wagon route between Marble and Crested Butte, one cannot emphasize enough how dangerous this road proves to be, time and time again. The rough, one lane shelf road, a roadbed blasted into sheer canyon cliffs, demands high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles and a high-tolerance for death-defying, white-knuckled driving. The road begins in Marble and provides a harrowing ride through the mining-turned-ghost-towns of Crystal City, Schofield and Gothic. The drive navigates adventurers through dramatic canyon cliffs with cascading waterfalls and other breathtaking sights.