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Marshall Pass and Poncha Creek OHV Route is a 13.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Poncha Springs, Colorado that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 13.6 mi Elevation gain 2,585 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Ohv / off road driving

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Cheryl Green
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OHV/Off Road Driving

We took our Honda Pioneer sxs to Salida CO. We were sent to this trail by a local and it was amazing! we went up trail 200 which took us up to 10,800 feet. The views were beautiful. The trails weren't too terribly hard. There are some rocky surfaces but if you take it easy they arent too bad. there is a stream that runs alongside the trail that was super cold. We would give this trail 10 out of 10! We are going back tomorrow to ride it again! Happy Trails!!

Marisa C.
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HikingOff trailRocky

We took our Polaris Ranger and Jeep on this trail. We did a loop starting: Marshall Pass up and then took Poncha Creek back to O’Hare lake. Marshall was very easy, but Poncha Creek was our favorite. It was more enjoyable. We hit a few low water crossings and a some rocky patches, but completed the loop in 2hours.

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Eric Johnson
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beautiful drive and pretty easy. did it in a front wheel drive smallish car

John Flesher
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Road bikingRocky

Road is in good condition in between gravel and Jeep road. Elevation gain isn’t too steep but a very long climb. Descent isn’t smooth due to bumps and sand, suspension would make it more comfortable.

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Aly McAvoy
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Hiking

Marshall Pass is a 7.75 mile OHV trail - it’s 13 miles total but you need to turn around at the summit sign if you want to go back to Poncha Pass, otherwise it’ll take you through Gunnison National Forest (you’ll see signs for it at the top) & you’ll end up on the other end of Monarch Pass. This trail is easy & can be done in any vehicle. I took my Jeep up the first time but have no doubt my civic could handle it this time of year as i saw other small cars driving on it. The road is well maintained & overlooks Ohaver. There are lots of camping spots. I will be back to do this OHV trail in the fall when the aspens start to turn!!

Angella Uhl
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OHV/Off Road DrivingBugs

Going up we took road 200. It is more of a back country road than a trail. Very scenic and beautiful, but rather boring and very busy (multiple people on atv’s, bikes and in cars). Once we reached the Continental Divide we took road 203 and so happy we did! Little challenging, but nothing too severe and not as much traffic. 203 is more off road trail than 200 which is nothing more than a road.

Mike Treat
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great views easy drive didn't do poncha creek

Chris Bye
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Best experience of a lifetime! as if crossing the Continental Divide isn't cool enough Jeeping was a great experience. the views were spectacular, Mount Ouray in the distance as the trail go straight up into this sky... plus love the history of this Pass must we never forget that! it's not just a trail!

Jennifer Fisher
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Great aspen views! Did this in a Subaru Forester just fine.

Gina Gipson Myers
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Marshall Pass is a mild dirt road. Minimal washboard. Dual car passable. Some sections ok for cars. Beautiful, easy drive. Poncha Creek is 4WD all the time. High amount of med size rocks. Narrow. Some switchbacks. All downhill. We did this in a jeep sahara unlimited durng a bad rain storm with no problem...while it made it a blast. I would watch news cause this area has alot of water issues. On the fly camping is ideal.

Jake Stanley
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Richard Philp
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David Amrine
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Kathy Voit-Meneghini
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Margaret Baxter
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OHV/Off Road Driving
Brian Cooper
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Hiking
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Terry Kranz
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Patrick Creley
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Bryan Herrera
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Jonathan Love
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