Maroon Bells 4 Pass loop from Crested Butte

3 days, 2 nights, 38.2 miles, 6 passes, ~9k elevation gain, 2 folks from sea-level, and 1 crazy cyclist who hasn’t backpacked in 3 years (and hadn’t tested out his bivy sack prior to this trip).

Clockwise route:

  1. Schofield Pass (due to the snow plug blocking the road to the East Portal TH)

  2. Frigid Air Pass

  3. Camped in Fravert Basin (night #1)

  4. Trail Rider Pass

  5. Camped a mile or so east of Snowmass Lake near the bridge (night #2)

  6. Buckskin Pass

  7. West Maroon Pass

  8. Schofield Pass

More detailed trip report to follow later this week!

Wow, day 3 was long… I knew i felt long as we started at 0645 and didn’t get to my truck until 1954, but the map really shows how long it was.

Wow, day 3 was long… I knew i felt long as we started at 0645 and didn’t get to my truck until 1954, but the map really shows how long it was.

Actual route tracking from Patrick’s All Trails app… . pretty cool; first time I’ve ever used that kind of tech in the backcountry.

Actual route tracking from Patrick’s All Trails app… . pretty cool; first time I’ve ever used that kind of tech in the backcountry.

Route beta… well, not our route, but if we wanted to climb North Maroon Peak this is pretty much the way…

Route beta… well, not our route, but if we wanted to climb North Maroon Peak this is pretty much the way…