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Kebler Pass

Crested Butte, CO
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving, Viewing foliage
Traveler Description: One of the world's best places to see golden aspens in the fall. Mid September is the usual peak of color. Kebler is not as scary as some reviewers... more »
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Largest and tallest aspen trees I have ever seen! The drive from Carbondale over McClure and Kebler passes is a must in the summer. Stop at Redstone (the town), tour the Redstone Castle and drive in to Marble on the way.

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santa monica, ca
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My car routed me there- and even though I did want to see it and it was beautiful- I didn't feel very safe in my Prius to even drive the slow speed limit. If you have a sturdier car no problem in the summer- Prius felt unstable. Beautiful views however and one of a kind scenery.

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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are going to take one mountain pass road, this is it. The views per mile (VPM) are unequaled. In the same trip we drove over Independence Pass, and Cotttonwood Pass, both of which are higher, and in some ways more spectacular. But Kebler Pass has a delicate beauty all its own. From CB to Aspen, there is no... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

And YOU should. Have traveled this road multiple times between Aspen/Carbondale and Crested Butte. Can't see why anyone would take a different route. Road is well maintained. Vistas are beautiful. Suggest early morning drive (6 or 7 am). We saw lots of wildlife lined up along the road almost like we were part of a parade and the wildlife were... More

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Boulder, CO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Any season you can get up top of Kebler Pass is worth it! Though the road is closed in the winter to car traffic, a snowmobile or skis will offer alpine wonderland thrills. BUT ... experience this scenic wonderland in summer with the most amazing wildflowers on the continent or in the autumn when the world's largest living organism on... More

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a beautiful drive. Most of the drive is dirt, although paved patches come in and out for some reason. The wildflowers this year were tremendous, and that was part of the enjoyment. But, although not yet time for leaf changes, the aspen trees/groves were impressive! We really enjoyed all the scenery--deer, flowers, aspens, views of the mountains. It... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Kebler Pass is 30 miles of unmolested Colorado. There is very little human building along this stretch. The wildflowers and Aspen trees are incredible. The road is unpaved through most of it but is very hard packed gravel and it passable by any vehicle.

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Capitola, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Just drove the Kebler Pass from Crested Butte to Paonia State Park (July 26, 2014) and have never seen the abundance and density of wild flowers from the car window. Plus pilgrims are rewarded with amazing mountain vistas, and fresh, green aspens as far as the eye can see. The road is safe and easy to navigate in ANY type... More

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Bentonville Arkansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We took a route south out of Carbondale and over Kebler Pass to get to Crested Butte in July. The wildflowers, aspen and scenery were really nice. The road was packed gravel and pretty smooth. Lost Lake is worth a good turn around point if you are just out sightseeing.

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Boulder, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great vistas ... stopped at Paradise and did a short hike. Cute little store, tours available hourly. Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is there so there was a lot to see but from a distance.

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