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Marshall Pass (Colorado Trail) Trailhead

Elevation: 10,890 Feet (3394.6 Meters)

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General Description

Marshall Pass Trailhead is located approximately 26 miles southwest of Poncha Springs. It is the site of one of the first transportation routes in Colorado. The Ute Indians used this pass before European settlers came to the region.

This site serves as a trailhead for the Continental Divide and the Colorado Trails and as an access point for visitors driving to the top of Marshall Pass (elevation 10,842 feet). The sanitation facilities consist of one vault toilet. The nearest public telephone is located in Poncha Springs.

Directions from Poncha Springs: Drive south 5 miles on Highway 285 to County Road 200. Turn northwest on to County Road 200 and travel 11 miles to the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Mid-May through October (NOTE: Winter recreation access) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Marshall Pass - Colorado Trail, Continental Divide Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Marshall Pass - Colorado Trail, Continental Divide Trail
ICON Backpacking Marshall Pass - Colorado Trail
ICON Trailhead Parking Marshall Pass (Colorado Trail) Trailhead

Related Activities
Colorado Trail (Highway 50 to Marshall Pass) - Segment 15 of the Colorado Trail leads 14 miles south from Highway 50 to Marshall Pass. It is open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Salida Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, 325 Rainbow Blvd. , Salida, CO, 81201, Phone: 719-539-3591, Fax: 719-539-3593


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