Marcellina Pass


Marcellina Pass - Gunnison County - Colorado - 10,325 feet
(other name - Ruby)
Ruby Anthracite Creek to west. Coal Creek to east.

CR-826 northwest of Crested Butte at the old Irwin townsite.
gravel - dual sport

photos by Randy Bishop, 7/21/2017


1/4 mile north of CR-12. Right fork CR-8262A to Irwin townsite, left fork CR-12E toward Lake Irwin.

Right fork CR-8262A to old Irwin townsite.
 
 
 
 

Along CR-8262A and Coal Creek nearing old Irwin townsite (mostly modern homes now).
 

At the summit, looking north with Lake Irwin in background.
 
 
 

At the summit, looking south toward old Irwin townsite.
 
 
 

At the summit.
 
 
 
 
 

At the summit looking northwest on CR-826 which is blocked off before Lake Irwin.
 
 

Looking south down 10th St in old Irwin townsite.
 
 
 

The map, with notes.
 
 
 
 
 

Photos at Lake Irwin, not at the summit, but worth the visit.


At Lake Irwin.
 
 
 

At Lake Irwin.
 
 
 

Just to the right where CR-826 from old Irwin townsite is blocked off.

At Lake Irwin, looking north.
 
 

At Lake Irwin, looking north.
 
 

At the dam spillway, looking southwest down Ruby Anthracite Creek.

At Lake Irwin, looking north.
 
 

At Lake Irwin, looking southeast toward old Irwin townsite.
 

 


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#94 - photos by Randy Bishop, 7/6/2007
After further review, these photos were taken about 1/3 mile northwest of the summit.


Near Lake Irwin.
 

Near Lake Irwin.
 

At Lake Irwin.
 

At Lake Irwin, looking west.

At Lake Irwin.
 



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.
The summit is at 38 52 33.4N 107 06 04.5W .

Other geographic feature 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
Marcellina Mountain 203218 Summit Gunnison CO 385548N 1071438W 11348 Marcellina Mountain - 13-OCT-1978


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