Marshall Pass, CO
Situated on the Continental Divide at an elevation of 10,842, this campsite on Marshall Pass has a commanding view of 13,955-foot Mount Ouray (pronounced "yoo-RAY"). The 2WD access road is surfaced with gravel and, while it narrows to one lane along a couple of short stretches, it is easily passable with an ordinary passenger car. The Marshall Pass Road is an old railroad grade. An informative, interpretive site marks the gateway to the road from the east. Below our campsite are cinders and relics from the old railroading days. 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.