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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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Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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368 reviews 368 reviews
48 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Awesome drive with views of the largest aspen grove in the world--wonderful views of fall aspen--drive is not paved, but 4WD is not needed.

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Little Rock
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Drove Kebler Pass at night from Aspen to Crested Butte and it was a bit dark!!! My driver also was in a hurry!!! Yikes!

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The road is dirt and gravel but easily driven by any car unless it has rained a lot. We were treated to Aspen trees in full color. Every turnout provided another view of the changing colors.

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Denver
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

easy gravel driving (not really the 4wheel drive I've heard about), mixed terrain, amazing aspen groves, frequent pull-offs.

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been over this pass before for the wildflowers and loved the scenery. It is just beautiful. Came back to see the aspen trees changing and it was nothing short of spectacular. Be sure to check out the old graveyard up there also.

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