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.

Recognized in "The Passes of Colorado, An Encylopedia of Watershed Divides" by Ed Helmuth & Gloria Helmuth.
Is not included in United States Board on Geographic Names.

Other geographic features in the area from United States Board on Geographic Names:
Feature Name ID Class County State Latitude Longitude Ele(ft) Map BGN Date Entry Date
Hardscrabble Mountain 192202 Summit Custer CO 381131N 1051147W 10380 Hardscrabble Mountain - 13-OCT-1978
Middle Hardscrabble Creek 192221 Stream Custer CO 381112N 1050618W 6745 Wetmore - 13-OCT-1978
North Hardscrabble Creek 192216 Stream Custer CO 381112N 1050613W 6716 Wetmore - 13-OCT-1978
South Fork North Hardscrabble Creek 192217 Stream Custer CO 380947N 1051129W 8337 Hardscrabble Mountain - 13-OCT-1978
South Hardscrabble Creek 192232 Stream Custer CO 381112N 1050613W 6716 Hardscrabble Mountain - 13-OCT-1978
South Hardscrabble Park 192341 Flat Custer CO 380427N 1051307W 10361 Deer Peak - 13-OCT-1978

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