Devils Punchbowl For ATV Riding
The 88th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Colorado.
Wednesday 27 July 2016 06:33 GMT
North of Crested Butte in the Gunnison National Forest, the infamous Devils Punchbowl is a 10 mile route from Schofield Pass down to Marble. To extend this challenging route, many riders start from the Pittsburg townsite north of Crested Butte and ride up Paradise Divide Road to the old Schofield townsite before heading down the treacherous Devils Punchbowl route to the Marble townsite for lunch at Groovin BBQ (970-963-4090).
Note: Colorado residents must register their off-highway vehicle with the Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437. Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31. These permits can be purchased anywhere you get your hunting/fishing licenses in Colorado. All off-highway vehicles must have an approved muffler and spark arrester. These requirements are subject to change so make sure to contact the Colorado State Parks prior to using your off-highway vehicle.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding on Forest Service roads is only permitted if the road is unpaved and if it is not maintained by Gunnison County.
Overall, Devils Punchbowl is the 88th most popular ATV riding trail of all 90 ATV trails in Colorado. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Devils Punchbowl including Pearl Pass Road, Texas Lakes Trail, Gunsight Pass Road, Tincup and Taylor Pass Divide Road.