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Address: Carbondale, CO
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Scenic drive that winds through the Crystal River Valley, over McClure Pass...

Scenic drive that winds through the Crystal River Valley, over McClure Pass to Crawford, Crested Butte, Kebler Pass and back to Carbondale.

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Beautiful Drive

You can take a short 1 hour drive to marble or get a map and go on a coup!e of day journey. You will not be disappointed. The 1 hour j would suggest drive from Carbondale to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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Carbondale, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

On my way from Deadwood, SD to Anaheim, CA I decide to get off the main highway and take a detour in order to see the 133 or what I'm pretty sure is the McClure Pass. I'm glad I did (but I had the extra hour and a half, plus time to see Marble, CO). The drive consist of gorgeous... More 

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Carbondale, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

You can take a short 1 hour drive to marble or get a map and go on a coup!e of day journey. You will not be disappointed. The 1 hour j would suggest drive from Carbondale to Marble. Go up to thgthge Marble quarry. Then lunch at Slow Grovin. This would be a half a day adventure. Or just take... More 

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Carbondale, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

West Elk Loop is a must! Take a full day, follow the whole loop, stop off in Crested Butte and return to Carbondale via Kebler Pass and McClure pass. Kebler Pass in the fall, when the aspens are all turning gold, is breath-taking!

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Carbondale, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Such a beautiful drive. Well worth taking the scenic route. Tons of history from Redstone, Marble, etc.

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Snowmass, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This drive goes from Carbondale to Crested Butte via the Kebler Pass (which is unpaved and closed in the winter). Very scenic drive through the mountains and part of CO coal country. The Pass has the largest Aspen forest in the world and ends up in charming Crested Butte, a true old west town. This takes some time espectially if... More 

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Shiloh, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The mountains and lower lands are greening up, but there's still a good bit of snow at the higher altitudes. Lots of photo op stops along the way regardless. We had sunshine and blue skies, rain, sleet and snow during our drive - the worst of it as we went thru McClure Pass. Drove to Paonia - a small town... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Wonderful drive across McClure pass with possible side trips to the villages of Marble and Redstone. The autumn colors were just peaking during our visit and the mountains and valleys were bathed in stunning reds, golds and greens. Worth every minute of the outing. Take the drive, you won't be sorry.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

Great views and interesting owns in the Colorado Rockies. The loop goes through a variety of landscapes from fields to mountain passes.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

In September, this is the byway that allows you to drive and experience the wilderness and the fall colors. Gunnison was our gateway to the West Elk Loop Scenic and Historic Byway, then we traveled, from Gunnison to Crested Butte noticing the ranching heritage along the way. Crested Butte has an incredible Historic District that makes this place very special.... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Another great drive in CO! Dont miss the sights here, it's really something to remember. Mt. Sopris can be seen from many angles and so worth it !

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