Paradise Divide

Paradise Divide - Gunnison County - Colorado - 11,250 feet
Rock Creek to north. Slate River to south.

Forest Road 734 or 317 northeast of Crested Butte
gravel, rock, steep sections - dual sport

photos by Karst Postma, 7/26/2013

At the summit.

At the summit.

At the summit.

At the summit.

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Notes from Karst: Doable on a big dual sport bike, but will require intermediate skills due to the steep rocky road and hairpins.
From Crested Butte, rode Slate River Road (CR-734) to Paradise Divide, then continued northeast on FR-319 to Schofield Pass.

photo by Roamin Carloski

At the summit.

photos by Randy Bishop, 7/6/2007
(No photos at summit. Long story. Doesn't count for Pass Bagger.)

Along Slate River Road, looking north, just before the switchback up the steep part of the road.

Along Slate River Road, looking south back towards Crested Butte.

Recognized by U.S. Forest Service sign,
and 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 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
Paradise Basin 186470 Basin Gunnison CO 385926N 1070339W 11109 Oh-be-joyful - 13-OCT-1978

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2007-15 Randy Bishop
Last modified: January 4, 2015