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Nice scenic road

Lots of mountains and valleys. River makes it more dramatic. Manu photo stops, especially for fall... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Used to be beautiful, now a traffic jam

I live on the West Elk Loop. Ten years ago I could sit on my deck and hear a car every 10 or 15... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Very good17%
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  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of mountains and valleys. River makes it more dramatic. Manu photo stops, especially for fall colors. Hays Creek is a nice stop along with coke ovens.

Thank AdventureTripping
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live on the West Elk Loop. Ten years ago I could sit on my deck and hear a car every 10 or 15 minutes. Now the traffic is constant. Last weekend I went to town driving the speed limit (50 mph) and I was...More

Thank shoopafun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous loop for a road bike tour in late spring, summer or fall. If you have hearty tires, try Kebler Pass to Crested Butte, Not to be missed!

Thank Pamela0827
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This is such a beautiful drive and well worth it regardless of the weather. It was a very overcast day with the threat of rain but it was still spectacular throughout.

Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We did this whole Loop in one day and it was not a tough day/too long drive. We were renting in Sapinero CO and started/returned there. The whole route is breathtaking. Dramatic snow capped mountains, beautiful valleys stretching for miles, pristine lakes - I highly...More

1  Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This route has a bunch of notable vistas. The road is good (except for that perennially eroding spot on McClure Pass and the rock damage near the reservoir), without much traffic and with lots of curves and turns that can be a lot of fun...More

2  Thank TnBsMom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This ride I should not be missed on a motorcycle or during fall. When the Aspen trees are turning yellow it's spectacular.

Thank Folk45
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Take your time and enjoy this experience. From Hotchkiss along the rim of the Black canyon of the Gunnison. The mountains and the canyon are a wonder to behold. Stop and get out of the car to experience the Grandeur of the Black Canyon, one...More

Thank hospitalitypro47
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...More

Thank C. K
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...More

Thank 1129pm
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