Pearl Pass


Pearl Pass - Gunnison / Pitkin Counties - Colorado - 12,705 feet
Copper Creek to north. East Brush Creek to south.

Between Aspen and Crested Butte on Pearl Pass Road. FR-102 on north side, FR-738 on south side.
off-road - dirt bike or dual-sport
Reference: Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, by Charles A. Wells

photos by John Meyer, 09/10/2017


On the way to the summit.

At the summit.
 

At the summit.
 

At the summit.
 

At the summit.
 

At the summit.

At the summit.

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Gunnison - Reno Divide - Spring Creek Pass - Taylor Pass - Pearl Pass- Gunnison

Google Earth, looking north from Crested Butte.
 

Google Earth, looking north up FR-738.
 

Google Earth, looking north up FR-738.
 

Google Earth, looking west, FR-738 to left, FR-102 to right.

Google Earth, looking south from Aspen and Ashcroft.

Google Earth, looking south up Cooper Creek.
 

Google Earth, looking south up FR-102.
 

Notes from John: As you can see (on the https://rever.co track map) we approached Taylor Pass from the south after doing Reno Divide and Spring Creek Passes.
...I would recommend doing Taylor Pass from the Aspen (Ashcroft) side on FR-15C.
Pearl Pass, approaching from the north on FR-15D from Ashcroft had very long stretches of loose rocky sections. The photo was taken with me with the new
Husqvarna (about mile from the top) climbing a rocky section and then continuing up one of the loose rocky sections. In my opinion either the Crested Butte
side or the Ashcroft side for Pearl would be similar in difficulty.




From United States Board on Geographic Names:
Feature Name ID Class County State Latitude Longitude Ele(ft) Map BGN Date Entry Date
Pearl Pass 188784 Gap Gunnison CO 385846N 1064924W 12713 Pearl Pass - 13-OCT-1978


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Last modified: October 12, 2017