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Kebler Pass

Crested Butte, CO
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Viewing foliage
Owner description: The drive from Crested Butte to Paonia passes West Beckwith Mountain, the best spot in the state to...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Viewing foliage
Owner description: The drive from Crested Butte to Paonia passes West Beckwith Mountain, the best spot in the state to view foliage. With 50 square miles of golden aspens.
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Omaha, Nebraska
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955 reviews 955 reviews
762 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is like so very many of the passes in Colorado which takes nothing away from it. there is a lake which makes it more special but awsome is awsome no matter how often it is available to see.

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Parker, Colorado
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Caught the end of the aspen turning. Well worth the drive. Road was a little (ok a lot) bumpy but passable without 4wd.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Beautiful scenery and drive up there. Visited the grave site of my Uncle who wished to have his ashes spread across here

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We drive over Kebler Pass whenever we're in the area, family lived in Crested Butte, now over in Delta County. This year, we drove over the last week in September, aspens were peaking & absolutely stunning. We even got snowed on which was fun & extra beautiful! The spruce trees were wonderful with a blanket of snow. The pass closes... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We have been twice and it is well worth the drive for the views and wildlife. Make sure it is open during snow months. We look forward to seeing more of the trails once we know the area better. You have to see the mountain waterfalls with snow with your eyes because the phone or camera do not do it... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went the first weekend of Oct. Missed peak by about a week. Better off going end of September. It was still quite beautiful. Not a ton of traffic either.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you do not like aspen trees by the million that are in full fall color in the canyons and on the mountainsides of the beautiful Colorado Rockies then you need to go to the desert. The drive over Kebler Pass is far and away the most beautiful drive I have been on. The road is unpaved most of the... More 

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Pine, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We drove through Kebler Pass in October 2014. The leaves on the west side were peaking and were spectacular! Any other time of year I would have rated it 3-stars. The road is mostly graded gravel with some asphalt sections. Assuming good weather, the type of car you have is a non-factor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Gorgeous. Dirt road but spectacular views. Some narrow spots and some drops but I'm scared of heights and it was still worth a few minutes of sweaty palms

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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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382 reviews 382 reviews
49 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We drove the entire length of the road from Crested Butte to CO-133 north of Paonia. The road was in good shape, we had no issues with our minivan. The leaves were changing with about 30 percent already past peak. It took us about two hours to do the twenty some miles (one way) because of our stopping to take... More 

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