Devils Punchbowl ATV Trails

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.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Gunnison National Forest (970) 641-0471; Crested Butte Visitors (800) 545-4505; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Timber Sleds ATV Rental (970) 209-6720.

Recommended Book:  "Guide To Taylor Park/Crested Butte ATV Trails" from Charles Welss

Best Season:  Aug. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Crested Butte Hostel (888) 389-0588; Pioneer Cabins (970) 349-5517; Oh-Be-Joyful Campground

Luxury Loding:  Scarp Ridge Lodge, Crested Butte (866) 479-4677; Elk Mountain Lodge, Crested Butte (970) 349-7533

Breakfast Restaurant:  Paradise Cafe; Marble HUB Coffee (970) 704-9482

Local Website:  click herehttp://www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug/

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Date Updated:  7/22/2016

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