Marshall Pass Trailhead


Sawatch Range
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Road Difficulty

2WD, rough dirt road 2   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
Access to Mt Ouray's West Ridge and other routes from Gray's Creek Trailhead

Driving Directions

From the U.S. 50/285 junction in Poncha Springs, drive approx. 5.5 miles south on U.S. 285 and turn right on the Marshall Pass road (FS 200, dirt). Follow the signs for Marshall Pass and drive 13.5 miles to reach the Marshall Pass trailhead.

Winter Access

Status Updates 
Posted By: BobbyFinn
Info: 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.
Posted By: alsrun
Info: Road is clear from rte. 50 to the Marshall Pass TH.
Posted By: GBguy
Info: 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.
Posted By: Chicago Transplant
Info: 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.
Posted By: Wyoming Bob
Info: 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?

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