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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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Quite the hike

Our group of eight women hiked the Kebler Pass between Aspen and Created Butte. Eleven miles of gorgeous wild flowers and trails across and along streams. The gradual ascent is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Marian S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group of eight women hiked the Kebler Pass between Aspen and Created Butte. Eleven miles of gorgeous wild flowers and trails across and along streams. The gradual ascent is a gain of several thousand feet and the summit is (I think) 12,400 feet. The eleven mile hike is but one of many which can be hiked in the area.... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Open only limited months of the year, this is an incredible pass to drive. The views are truly stunning. This like many passes in Colorado is a dirt roads, so driving is a little slow, but that makes taking in the views easy! I would add to beware of what appear to be some locals who drive the road a... More 

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Thank 1952LAB
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very picturesque drive over a mountain pass just outside of Crested Butte. Aspen trees at the summit were outstanding and should provide wonderful viewing in early to mid September.

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You haven't seen one of the most beautiful areas of Colorado if you miss this. It's 30 beautiful miles from Crested Butte across to Somerset. The mostly dirt and gravel pass is a well maintained road. We saw many regular sedans doing just fine. The thick Aspen forests have the biggest Aspens we have ever seen. Lake Irwin is along... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful! Took a jeep tour and saw flowers, waterfalls, beautiful mountains, I have been in Colorado all my life and have never seen beauty like what is in this part of the State. It was a fun tour that carried 11 other people and the driver took us up 9000 ft.

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Morrison, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very pretty ride over not too bad of a road. Some of it was paved, most of it was not, but still easy to travail. Some of the road went thru tree shrouded woodland; almost magical. It was about 30-35 miles, which probably took us about an hour to do. Highly recommend.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove from Crested Butte to Aspen and went over the pass around mid-day. So happy we took this route. Beautiful woods and mountains - lots of people out camping, hiking, fishing, etc. It's a dirt road for a lot of the time but the road is in decent shape. I had to keep my speed around 25 to 30... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 2 most impressive items here are the old Irwin Cemetery at the pass summit and the geologic dike a mile or so west of the pass. The cemetery includes graves from the late 1800's, yet also includes recent burials. The dyke is a jagged, rocky structure protruding vertically on the north side, and is a great example of this... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this way into CB although it is a gravel road. Some washboard sections so go slow and take your time. Absolutely a beautiful drive and well worth it.

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to drive and can stop at many Trail heads for a day hike. We were in July, but can tell it would be a great drive in the fall.

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