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Address: Crested Butte, CO
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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 Drive

Even though it was snowing hard on September 24th this pass is very beautiful well worth the mud splattered drive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dan K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even though it was snowing hard on September 24th this pass is very beautiful well worth the mud splattered drive.

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Thank Dan K
Grand Lake, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful drive over the pass in the fall when the aspens are changing colors! Lots of photo ops along the way. As there was road construction just 6 miles before reaching Crested Butte, we opted for a detour down Ohio Pass along Ohio Creek Road and found it to be a rougher/narrower road, but still a very beautiful drive!

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came in late September and the Aspen were gorgeous. Road construction in the area was disrupting, but the views were great.

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Thank chazkat
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We usually take this drive at least once a year. This year we went to see fall colors. The road is dirt/gravel but is a good road and the scenery is beautiful! Be sure and watch for sheep in the road. If you are going to be in the area take this drive.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see the glory of fall colors this is the drive for you! Its apparently the world's biggest aspen forest. The road is mostly dirt road - passenger cars could make it but there are some places where they would need to drive slowly and carefully. The views are magnificent and the aspen forests are stunning. We... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad I checked ahead of time as I learned the pass is closed off and on all day m-f with 2 hour intervals closed and half hour open. Hoping less crowds than weekend make the delays worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked the weekend of September 17th to spend in Crested Butte, hoping to find the aspens peaking in the fall finery. We had heard about Kebler Pass from John Fielders book about the best places in Colorado. When you leave Crested Butte on the Kebler Pass road, you soon encounter vistas of mountains with groves of aspens at their... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over crowded woth "Me first People" I found better hiking in Utah! If more hype than hope! My time was ruined by masses of bimber people in a tiny foot print area. The whole bout 1/8 the size of the town of Aspen but is being trampled!!

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Fritch, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove this road in early August, Aspens were everywhere! This will be a great color-fest when the leaves change. This road can be driven in any 2WD vehicle when dry. Figure 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. for stopping and taking pictures.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the trip over Kebler pass. Beautiful fall foliage and mountain scenery. The road is mostly dirt/gravel. Take your time if driving in a car. Any vehicle good for this trip.

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