Gothic Road

Some remarkable vistas.

Emerald Lake on Gothic Rd near Crested Butte, Colorado.

How to get there:

Head north on SH 135 which will become Co Rd 317/Gothic Rd. Follow the road through Gothic to Schofield Pass.

  • From Denver to Crested Butte
  • 217 miles 4 hr 30 mins
  • GPS
  • SH135/Whiterock Ave
  • 38.8679 -106.9808

In General:CampgroundHiking

  • Length: 14 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 50 mins

This road is passable by 2wd vehicle to the pass. Return the way you came.

Photo Ops:VistaswildflowersFall ColorsWaterfallsWildlife

The Copper Lakes trail to Judd Falls is a very plesant hike up through meadows that are often filled with wildflowers.

Just past the campground, the road to the right leads to Rustler Gulch, a higher basin that is quite good for wildflowers.

Near the top of the pass the road to the left leads to Paradise Basin where there are often fields of flowers.

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