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Old 08-07-2014, 09:42 PM   #1
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Pearl Pass Open?

Anyone know if Pearl Pass is open or close to it? Bushducks says it was still heavily blocked as of July 19th -- two weeks ago.

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My dad I are hoping to drive it next Friday August 15th on a long meandering trip to Ouray. Are we going to have to plan a detour?

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Old 08-07-2014, 10:15 PM   #2
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I have been looking at the same information,

I also read something.....somewhere that Pearl Pass may not open this year. Between Crested Butte and Aspen apparently had record snow fall,

Be sure to post something up if you find new information.

I hope you find something.
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I was in Aspen the last 2 nights for work. I had intended to make a run out to Pearl, but we didn't have time to take the Jeep anywhere fun this trip.

Both Taylor and Schofield are open as of last month and I have already driven them. We are hoping to do all three in a big two day zigzig before hitting Engineer and Poughkeepsie.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:53 AM   #4
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Anyone know if Pearl Pass is open or close to it? Bushducks says it was still heavily blocked as of July 19th -- two weeks ago.

Bushducks - Jeep Trail and Backroads Trip Reports

My dad I are hoping to drive it next Friday August 15th on a long meandering trip to Ouray. Are we going to have to plan a detour?
This was posted on Bushducks.

7/19/14 - From the Aspen side the trail has two snow barriers about a mile from the top of the pass. One was over 400' long and 4' deep. The snow obstacle right near the top looked similarly imposing. I'm not sure this pass will open this summer. Running lifted Wrangler with 33" tires; so the snow obstacles are real!
7/17/14 - Still blocked by snow on the Aspen side. It may not be passable before September, if at all, this year. I have never seen this much snow, this late in the summer.
7/10/14 - From Crested Butte the pass is driveable with only one snow bank that is difficult to navigate because of it's proximity to the edge of the shelf road (a stock Nissan Frontier made it with a little push). The pass is covered with snow 1/2 mile from the top of the pass, you cannot drive to Aspen or get to Montezuma Basin from the Crested Butte side!
6/24/14 - Open 1/4 mile past the turn off to Montezuma before snow covers the trail. Montezuma Basin is open 1/2 mile past the turn off from Pearl Pass before snow covers the trail.
6/15/14 - From Aspen, Not open. Snow covers the trail just before the turnoff to Montezuma Basin.
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Yep. That's the link I posted. That information is nearly three weeks old.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:00 AM   #6
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Someone got through yesterday!

8/11/14 - : Pearl Pass is now open. The Aspen side has been cleared of the last snow blocking the road, about 100yds below the summit. HOWEVER, a layer of ice is now exposed where the snow had been. There's probably 80' of road with ice covering the entire width of it. Bare rubber tires will not stick to it. Tire chains would help, but safe travel might be expected by next weekend. Very dangerous 100yds below the summit on the Aspen side due to ice on the road. Please do not consider leaving the road way.
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Thanks for the update! I ski toured that route last winter and really want to drive it sometime this summer. Seems like there will only be a small window to accomplish that before the snow comes back in.

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