Marshall Pass - Shirley Snowmobile Area

The 12th most popular snowmobile trail in Colorado.

  Salida, Colorado, US


  March 31, 2018

Southwest of Salida and Poncha Springs, the Shirley - Marshall Pass Area has 45 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

To reach the snowmobiling trailhead for the Shirley Snowmobile Area from Poncha Springs at US50, head south on US285 for 5 miles to CR200 (Marshall Pass Road). Head southwest on CR200 for 2 miles to the well signed Shirley parking area.

From Shirley, try riding west up to Marshal Pass via Poncha Creek Road to Marshall Pass.

For nightlife in Salida, check out Victoria Tavern.

All snowmobiles operating on federal lands within Colorado are required to be registered with Colorado State Parks. This registration permit is available at most National Forest ranger offices and at some chamber of commerce offices. It is highly recommended to purchase the $3 annual Colorado Search And Rescue Card (CORSAR) prior to snowmobiling to help reimburse local search teams should they be needed.

Overall, Marshall Pass - Shirley Snowmobile Area is the 12th most popular snowmobile trail of all 24 snowmobiling rides in Colorado.

Local Contacts:  Chaffee County Snowmobile Info (719) 539-2572; Salida Visitors (719) 539-2068; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Colorado Snowmobile Association (800) 235-4480; Monarch Snowmobile Tours & Rentals (719) 539-2572; Mile High Performance Rentals (303) 781-5880.

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Thomas House B&B, Salida; Pinon & Sage B&B (719) 539-3227; Woodland Motel (800) 488-0456

Luxury Loding:  River Run Inn (800) 385-6925; Gazebo Country Inn (800) 565-7806

Breakfast Restaurant:  First Street Cafe; Thunderdrum Coffee; Cornucopia

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  38.4221, -106.1292

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  3/31/2018

ID:  15936

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