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Address: Crested Butte, CO
Activities: Driving, Viewing foliage
Description: The drive from Crested Butte to Paonia passes West Beckwith Mountain, the...
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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Beautiful Surprise

I was going from Aspin down to Ouray. I am not familiar with Colorado and just expected to drive there with no glitches. Wrong. My GPS had me turn left onto a gravel road. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Plainview, New York
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Plainview, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was going from Aspin down to Ouray. I am not familiar with Colorado and just expected to drive there with no glitches. Wrong. My GPS had me turn left onto a gravel road. I was a little concerned because I was alone and like to know where I am going. I kept driving up, up and more "up". I... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you're not the hiking type this drive is for you. Even if you are a hiker, this is a great way to see some gorgeous acreage without having to work! You will see open meadows, great views of some mountains, and tons of aspen trees. The road is partly paved, not too narrow. The unpaved portion was fairly smooth... More 

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Divide, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

unspoiled, virgin aspen forest is magnificent the road is unpaved but perfectly okay for carefull driving

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You will see the largest stand of Aspen in N America. Stop and hike at Lost lakes CG or at Lake Irwin. There is a very nice hike up behind Lake Irwin steep and long (Scarp ridge). If you have 4 wd you can drive to old Lake Irwin Lodge, and start from there.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great drive...for the those seeking beautiful views that are also comfortable with dirt roads, large drops offs and swtichbacks!! Take an AWD vehicle and enjoy the ride!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We chose this as our route from Aspen and so glad we did. Although mostly gravel, it is pretty well maintained. The wide open views are fantastic. We had a wonderful surprise on the way down the pass~an enormous herd of domestic sheep were grazing on both sides of the road for about a mile. They were everywhere! We turned... More 

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whitewater colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We (wife and I) would park, hike up the un-named valley to a valley above, and just wander. If there are no other vehicles (or few) -- I'm sure the dogs would not get into trouble also. -

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Castle Rock, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A must see drive! Great views the entire drive. Road is mostly dirt and gravel so be prepared for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and Ii were driving from Carbondale to Crested Butte to spend a few days and our car navigation turned us toward this pass through Gunnison forest. We didn't realize we were on route over the pass till we hit dirt road. It wasn't a terrible dirt road but something we weren't expecting so I scrambled through my phone... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I reluctantly write this 5 star post for fear that a hidden gem in Colorado will be exposed to unnecessary traffic, but Kebler Pass is one of the best drives in CO. On your way up from Crested Butte be sure to stop by Lake Irwin and Lost Lake for a picture, some fishing or even a quick dip on... More 

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Address: Crested Butte, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte

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