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Address: , Crested Butte, CO
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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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Heart of the Rockies

We have been going to Crested Butte for 28 years and the trip over Kebler Pass from Somerset always marks the beginning of a wonderful, awe inspiring time. The scenery, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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SLC
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Crested Butte for 28 years and the trip over Kebler Pass from Somerset always marks the beginning of a wonderful, awe inspiring time. The scenery, the wildlife and the closeness of nature announce we are entering a serenity zone. Clean air, aspen forests and majestic mountains come into view at every turn. This is a... More 

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yucaipa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful drive from Gunnison or Crested Butte not 2 b missed. Aspens abound all around! Driving thru this pass you get swallowed up in a 360° tree forest. loved seeing all the wildlife; birds,snakes,cattle even fallen trees due 2 beaver behavior. Would NOT suggest taking an RV as the road is ruddy and narrow in most places. Can only imagine... More 

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Durango, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is the "easy" route from CB to highway 133 and destinations north or south. Very scenic & pleasant dirt county road. Beware of county crews dousing the road with magnesium chloride. It will create a caustic mud you'll spend hours trying to get off your vehicle. Many good camping areas along the way, Lake Irwin especially

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If your looking to experience stunning views of the Colorado Rockies, look no further, this drive is for you! The road changes from paved to dirt and something in-between but we had no problems navigating the terrain even in our rental sedan. The aspens were magnificent and we even encountered a shepherd herding his sheep from one meadow to another.... More 

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Kaysville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A beautiful drive. You must stop at the Lost Lake campground and hike the the Three Lakes Trail. It will be one of the best two hour hikes you will ever experience. Just quite, clear, clean and beautiful. The way more of the world should be.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Kebler Pass is a great place to take a day trip out of Crested Butte or a shortcut to Glenwood Springs or Aspen in the summer. In the Fall, there is no better place to view the brilliant gold of the Aspens - supposedly the largest stand of Aspens anywhere...

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Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Drove up and over Kebler. Nice aspen groves and lots of camping opportunity. Road was good for all types of vehicles.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

'Short cut' from Crested Butte to Aspen after the Maroon Bells hike, takes about 2 hours off the highway route. Road is in good condition, very easy in a 4WD but also suitable for cars. Mixture of tarmac and gravel with remarkably few potholes. Great views, wildlife and birdlife. Take your time and take pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Best fall colors in colorado. Last week of September is the best time to visit. 30-mile dirt road from Paonia to Crested Butte

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We finished up on the Gunnison and stopped into Crested Butte for early dinner and drove the entire pass. It is BEAUTIFUL in the summer and will go back this fall to Lost Lake. It is paved and gravel in a lot of parts but an amazing ride. Be sure to stop at the old cemetery where a family placed... More 

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