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West Elk Loop Scenic Byway

Carbondale, CO
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Carbondale
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: Scenic drive that winds through the Crystal River Valley, over McClure Pass to Crawford, Crested Butte, Kebler Pass and back to Carbondale.
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Did you ever think, hey those mountians are 300 miles away? Well on a clear day you can see forever up here. Stunning vistas, scenery and very little traffic.

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Colorado, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The best the Rocky Mountains have to offer. This is an unforgettable trip, especially when the summer turns to fall, and the aspen trees change colors... Don't forget your camera!

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Marquez, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Great views, recommend taking a jeep and driving this for the great views of the lakes and mtns and rivers.

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

A big WOW and a must do drive if your in the area. The fall colors and views were some of the the best . Can't wait to do this trip again next fall.

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Hotchkiss, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Gorgeous views!! Bring your camera! Lots of wildlife, and even better when the leaves are turning colors!

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RaceHorseLady
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous scenery....we have travelled extensively in the US over the last 30 plus years.....this loop contains some of the most gorgeous scenery we have seen in a relatively short distance. Highly recommend. As you can imagine much of it is winding and steep....a driving challenge.

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Cedaredge, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

The perfect drive in a covertible. Life doesn't get much better than this.

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Aspen
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Don't m iss it if you have the chance to go t his way...you won't regret it.

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Rifle, Colorado, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Try this drive in the fall when the colors are changing and you will be amazed. Don't forget your cameras.

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