Marshall Pass, CO
An alternate campsite at the top of this old railroad right-of-way. In the background is 13,955-foot Mount Ouray (pronounced "you-RAY"). Marshall Pass, at 10,842 feet, straddles the Continental Divide, and affords the visitor panoramic views of the high peaks and lush valleys of the San Isabel, Gunnison and Rio Grande National Forests. The Continental Divide Trail crosses Marshall Pass here as it heads north 12 miles to Monarch Pass and south and west to North (Cochetopa) Pass. To get to Marshall Pass from the east, take U.S.285 south from Poncha Springs or north from Villa Grove. Turn west onto FR (Forest Road) 243. Bypass O'Haver Lake CG, following the signs to the pass. From the west, take U.S.50 east from Gunnison to Sargents. Go east on FR 243 to the pass.