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Old 04-21-2015, 02:26 PM   #1
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Marble CO to Ouray CO

Planning a DS trip this summer. I've managed to find routes that is mostly off road from Ouray to Marble.
Ouray to Lake City via Engineer
Lake City to Gunnison via George Bush Dr (anyone have any info on this road?)
Gunnison to Crested Butte via HWY (could not find an off-road route here but it's only about 25 miles)
Crested Butte to Marble via Schofield Pass
I really would like to make a loop back to Ouray. Are there any off road routes out of Marble back that way other than back tracking. I don't mind some hwy, but would like it to be mostly off-road.
Thanks for any advice.

PS... this would be on the DRZ400, not the GS
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:51 PM   #2
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Arrive Marble, leave Marble ,hang a left on 133 to McClure Pass, over the pass and head towards Paonia, about 12 miles from Paonia hang a left on Kebler pass road ,dirt, to Crested Butte.

Lots of awesome scenery.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:53 PM   #3
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You do know the difficulty with Schofield don't you?
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:57 PM   #4
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Arrive Marble, leave Marble ,hang a left on 133 to McClure Pass, over the pass and head towards Paonia, about 12 miles from Paonia hang a left on Kebler pass road ,dirt, to Crested Butte.

Lots of awesome scenery.
Pretty and easy dull.
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You do know the difficulty with Schofield don't you?
Pretty and tough nodull.
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:03 PM   #6
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You do know the difficulty with Schofield don't you?
Other than it may be closed due to snow I don't. I wont be on my KTM, but I did Black Bear on the DRZ pretty easily. Any other issues I need to know about?
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:08 PM   #7
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Pretty and tough nodull.
It looks to be overall rougher terrain than the roads I've done in the San Juan's. I figured it would be tougher, but how much tougher than Black Bear or Poughkeepsie (not sure I spelled that right...)
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:11 PM   #8
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Arrive Marble, leave Marble ,hang a left on 133 to McClure Pass, over the pass and head towards Paonia, about 12 miles from Paonia hang a left on Kebler pass road ,dirt, to Crested Butte.

Lots of awesome scenery.
Awesome Scenery is Awesome....
Does that just go back to Crested Butte? I was kind of hoping to get back to Ouray, or somewhere close (Ridgeway maybe)
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You could go over McClure, then right 265 to Collbran (dirt), then 125 over the Mesa (dirt) and down to Cedaredge (Surface Creek Rd I think?) and delta(Paved) then up to the Divide Road (dirt) spits you out near Dallas Divide then Last Dollar to Telluride, then Imogene to Ouray.
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Gunnison to CB you could do Ohio Creek Rd.
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You could go over McClure, then right 265 to Collbran (dirt), then 125 over the Mesa (dirt) and down to Cedaredge (Surface Creek Rd I think?) and delta(Paved) then up to the Divide Road (dirt) spits you out near Dallas Divide then Last Dollar to Telluride, then Imogene to Ouray.
That'd be a nice loop, and I wanted to add Imogene in there somewhere, Last Dollar would be a nice bonus.
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That'd be a nice loop, and I wanted to add Imogene in there somewhere, Last Dollar would be a nice bonus.
Last Dollar would drop you out on the west end of Telluride real close to Imogene. Imogene takes you right back into Ouray...done!
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:09 PM   #13
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Great routes , here is one from Marble that son , myself double with wife did July 2 years ago. Over McClure pass to 256 to Collbran then 330 south to 65 to Mesa Lakes and # 105 Lands End road west to # 5o just south of GrandJunction

North about a mile or so to 141 to Gateway and start looking on your left for Jacks Canyon/Divide RD/ FR 402 which takes you across this large mesa to Ridgeway.
You have now several ways to see Ridgeway , Ouray and Telluride.

you locals can correct me if I missed a section.
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Schofield pass

I think this is the crux of Schofield.


This video is pretty unnerving.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41isNwhdktE
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:34 PM   #15
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em2 your route from Lake City to Gunninson on George Bush road, do you mean 149??
If so this is all tarmac, but leaving from the top of Slumgullion pass there is a neat route towards Gunninson that may be more dirt for you.

just asking
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