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Schofield Pass
Elevation 10,707 ft (3,263 m)
Traversed by Unimproved road
Location Gunnison County, Colorado, U.S.
Range Sawatch Range
Coordinates 39°00′54″N 107°02′48″W / 39.01500°N 107.04667°W / 39.01500; -107.04667Coordinates: 39°00′54″N 107°02′48″W / 39.01500°N 107.04667°W / 39.01500; -107.04667
Topo map USGS Snowmass Mountain

Schofield Pass, elevation 10,707 ft (3,263 m), is a mountain pass in the Elk Mountains of Colorado. The pass is the high point on Gothic Road, which connects the towns of Marble and Crested Butte. The pass is closed for most of the year due to snow or mud, and is open only for one or two months in late summer.

The road over the summit to the townsite of Schofield is suitable for a passenger car with moderate clearance if traveling from Crested Butte; however, between Schofield and the town of Crystal it becomes recommended for Jeeps and ATVs only as it descends into the Devil's Punchbowl Canyon and becomes an exposed, narrow, rocky shelf road. From the northwest, high clearance vehicles can make it from Marble to Crystal via two routes.

Schofield Pass was named for B. F. Schofield, a silver miner.

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