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Marshall Pass Trailhead
Added by Wyoming Bob

Location:  Sawatch Range
Road Type:  2WD, rough dirt road 2   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
Access to Mt Ouray, West Ridge (from Marshall Pass proper) and other routes from Gray’s Creek Trailhead
Directions:  From Poncha Springs, go 5.3 miles south on US 285 from the US50/285 Junction, turn Southwest onto Marshal Pass road (FS 200). Alternative from US 50 is to turn onto Marshall Pass Road at Sargents, 10.7 miles west of Monarch pass or 32.1 Miles east of Gunnison. Directions courtesy of Gerry and Jennifer Roach via their Colorado Thirteeners Guide
Winter Access:  Unknown
Date Status Information Posted By  Photos  Comments Likes Dislikes    
2014-11-08 Clear to the TH. zdero1         
2014-06-14 Road is clear all the way to the pass ... no snow at the pass though there are easily avoided snowy sections in the trees. Saw MANY people climbing Mt. Ouray (we were doing Unnamed 13,472). Presto         
2013-05-26 Gate still closed, 4 pm. Wyoming Bob         
2013-05-25 Totally open from the East Side. We bulldozed the snow drifts friday night, camped on the pass and climbed Ouray saturday morning. On the way out, the Memorial Weekend crowd was putting the finishing touches on the few snowdrifts that were left. Taillon75         
2013-05-12 winter road closure about 9 miles from trailhead. The sign on the closure said it would open May 30 but it also said it would be open when conditions allowed. From the closure (at night) I couldn‘t see an inch of snow anywhere. mikefromcraig         
2012-11-17 From 285, we drove to the top of Marshall Pass in my stock explorer. There is packed snow on much, but not all, of the road once you start heading up to the pass - more the higher you drive. Most 2WDs could probably get to the Marshall Pass TH (about 200 yards from the actual pass), but the snow the rest of the way wasn‘t quite as packed down. There were tracks going down the other side of the pass, but we did not follow them. Pic is of the road in the flat area leading up to the Marshall Pass TH. Pic was taken on the way down. BobbyFinn  1  6 1    
2012-06-11 Road is clear from rte. 50 to the Marshall Pass TH. alsrun         
2012-04-28 Road is clear all the way to the top of the pass from the Poncha side. There are some small sections of snow to cross but a 2WD could make it. GBguy         
2011-06-12 Marhsall Pass trailhead is open and clear coming from the Poncha Pass side (I am sure the other side is as well, but it didn‘t drive it). Some wet patches, but in general the road is in good shape for all vehicles. Chicago Transplant         
2011-05-28 Road as far as Grays Creek TH is open fine. Road is blocked 7.8 miles from the "4-way" junction where one turns right at the green USFS gates to proceed to Marshall Pass proper. This is the point where continuing straight will take you to the O‘Haver Lake Campground. Per Roach guide the 4-way junction is 3.2 miles from US 285 and the summit is 14.3 miles from US 285, leaving one about 2.3 miles shy of the pass as of Saturday evening. The blockage was a large and long compact drift in one of the old rock cuts. Cannot speak as to road conditions beyond this point or as to access from Sargents side of the pass. Anyone tried from the other side yet? Wyoming Bob         


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