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Devil’s Punchbowl

An extremely popular trail featuring two major tourist attractions.

Total Miles

10

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Elevation
10,707'
Duration
2 Hours
Technical Rating
5 / 10
Best Time
Spring - Fall

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Trail Overview
Devil’s Punchbowl
This route takes you over Schofield Pass. You're sure to run into some tourists around Crystal Mill, which is a very popular tourist destination. The run through Crystal Canyon will take you to Devil's Punchbowl, a swimming pool of water underneath a majestic waterfall.
History
Crystal, a silver mining camp in the 1880s, served many mines in the area and once had a population of more than 400. Silver was mined from crystalline quartz, after which the town was named. Several historic buildings still remain. Several fatal accidents have occurred on this trail, including the worst in Colorado history. In July 1970, nine tourists died when their vehicle plummeted off the ledge above the Devil’s Punchbowl.
Getting There
From Glenwood Springs: Take Highways 82 and 133 south past Redstone. Follow signs east to Marble on F.S. 314 before McClure Pass. Zigzag through Marble on 314 until you reach the parking area (not staging) next to Beaver Lake.
Contact for Current Conditions
White River N.F.
Sopris R.D.
(970) 963-2266