Old Hardscrabble Pass

Old Hardscrabble Pass - Custer County - Colorado - 9,259 feet
North Hardscrabble Creek to east. Poverty Gulch to west.

County Road 329, northeast of Rosita
The old road from Wetmore to Westcliffe.
Documented in "The Passes of Colorado" by the Helmuths.
gravel - dual sport

photos by Curtis Kohl

At the summit, looking west towards Sangre de Cristo Range.

At the summit, looking southwest towards Pocahontas Hill (forground) and the Sangre de Cristo Range (background).

At the summit, looking east.

View down Poverty Gulch from summit of Old Hardscrabble Pass. (Pocahontas Hill on left in foreground & Sangre de Cristo Range in background).

Google Earth view, looking northeast. North Hardscrabble Creek drainage is in upper center of view. Poverty Gulch is labeled as Tyndall St leading into Rosita.

San Isabel National Forest Service map, 1972. Green dot on CO-96 is "new" Hardscrabble Pass. Green dot on County Road 329 is "old" Hardscrabble Pass.

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Last modified: February 13, 2011