Pearl Pass Nfsr 738

Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness Area, Colorado

Elevation Gain3,262ft
Trailhead Elevation9,758ft
Elevation Min/Max9758/12718ft
Elevation Start/End9758/9758ft

Pearl Pass Nfsr 738

Pearl Pass Nfsr 738 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Pitkin County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest and Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness Area. It is 5.9 miles long and begins at 9,758 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,262 feet. The trail ends near the Pearl Pass (elevation 12,703 feet) saddle. This trail connects with the following: Brush Creek Jeep Trail.

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Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1 (FunTreks)
Charles A. Wells
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"Located between two of the most famous recreational areas in the state, this long trail offers an unmatched variety of different landscapes from rolling hillsides to challenging rock ledges. High elevation sections of the trail follow the border of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness and pass through some of the most remote and strikingly beautiful areas of Colorado. I drove the trail in mid August and found wildflowers at lower elevations and snow at higher elevations. ATVs are allowed on entire trail, but it is absolutely critical to stay on main road at all times. A small fee is charged to keep things going. Many boulder fields, steep climbs, water crossings, and narrow shelves. These conditions are magnified by snow and ice that are present well into late summer at higher elevations. During years of heavy snowpack, the summit can be blocked for the entire year. Always travel with another vehicle or group of vehicles. Trail is not well suited for stock SUVs but an experienced driver can get an aggressive vehicle through with patience and a little luck." Read more

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Trail Information

Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness Area
Gunnison National Forest; White River National Forest
Local Contacts
Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer; Gunnison National Forest map; Trails Illustrated Aspen, Independence Pass #127 and Crested Butte, Pearl Pass #131
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Dec 2018