Marshall Pass Trailhead - San Isabel National Forest - Colorado
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member IJAdventures
N 38° 23.691 W 106° 14.849
13S E 391061 N 4250362
Quick Description: This trailhead, located just east of Marshall Pass, provides access to the Colorado and Continental Divide trails.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 8/22/2013 3:50:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMHX7N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member J.A.R.S.
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Long Description:
The Marshall Pass Trailhead is located at an elevation of 10,820 feet about a quarter mile east of the Marshall Pass summit. The trailhead provides access to the Colorado and Continental Divide trails as well as Mount Ouray's west ridge. According to the National Forest sign at the trailhead, Lieutenant Marshall discovered this pass in 1873 "in his dire need to reach a dentist in Denver. Named for his journey, Marshall's maps were used to chart the road over the pass which was completed in 1880." In 1881 the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad used this route to reach Gunnison and Salt Lake City.

Located on National Forest land, there is no fee for use of this trailhead. A roadside pullout provides parking and restroom facilities.


Mount Ouray from Marshall Pass

Trailhead/trail website: [Web Link]

Trail type: Dirt

Parking: Not Listed

Trail allowances or restrictions: Not listed

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