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    Default For our next ghost town trip, how about the Schofield Pass - Part 1

    This time I'll post something a little different. This'll be more scenery that ghost towns. The Schofield Pass goes between Crested Butte and Marble. Spectacular scenery is the rule, four wheel drive is a must, Don't be in a hurry and enjoy the wild ride. Im sure that Mike at Rocky Mountain Profiles http://www.rockymountainprofiles.com/index.htm can vouch for this trip. Schofield Pass is known for being the most deadly pass in the Rockies as many have perished while trying this road. One little slip and it's all over. There are mining camps along this road and if ya look closely, you'll see some ghost camps along the way. The pass was originally a wagon road to the camps between the two mentioned towns. If ya really wanna see how crappy this road is, take a look at this site: http://flashoffroad.com/Articles/sch...ield_pass.html
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    First it's ghost town envy, and now scenic envy...I am in serious need of a vacation here! Thanks Don!!!

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    How's the fishing in that stream?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpmiller62 View Post
    How's the fishing in that stream?
    By the looks of it it was probably pretty good. I don't really remember. We didn't try it but with very few visitors up there I'm sure it was full of the little critters.
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    Yup - Been over that one. My wife got out and walked a couple times. It is not for the faint of heart and week kneed. Make sure you stop and see the Crystal Mill and the town of Crystal on the way. If you don't have a 4x4 don't even think about it. Go here to see it if you don't have a 4x4. http://www.rockymountainprofiles.com...%20Crystal.htm Maybe even stop at the store as they are friendly people but only there a few months. There is a link on the page that will take you to the old Crystal Power Plant on that page.
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