This driver’s point of view, 31-minute video covers the full 4.5-mile route between the outskirts of Marble to Crystal, including the Crystal Mill. There are always a lot of questions about how difficult the road actually is for many who haven’t been. Hopefully, this will be a definitive resource that answers that question, and can give the perfect preview. It does not require 4WD, and medium clearance is preferred. Shot on Memorial Day weekend, 2010. I was running the tires at ~12 PSI, so I was able to run a bit faster pace than what you’d be able to go at street pressure. I’ve done it in 37 minutes on street pressure, but that’s at a pretty rough pace for a vehicle. I apologize for the dirty windshield! I had just washed it in Carbondale to prepare for this and the sun direction doesn’t help.
I meant to put this up before last summer, but I never followed up. I see this as being a valuable resource to a number of folks. It is one of my favorite areas in the state. I’m a big fan of Lead King Basin and the rest of the Schofield Pass road as well, both of which can be reached continuing on where this video leaves off, and both are substantially more difficult. I have reports of those roads in my 4WD section.
Edited on 3/20: replaced with HD version