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Plan plenty of time

Beautiful but long drive. Very peaceful. Air smelled wonderful. Lots of aspens for fall color. No... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
AdventureTripping
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Denver, Colorado
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Beautiful fall drive!

We drove from Gunnison to Crested Butte and drove over Kebler Pass and down the other side toward... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen G
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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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“fall colors” (31 reviews)
“aspen trees” (38 reviews)
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Crested Butte, CO
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful but long drive. Very peaceful. Air smelled wonderful. Lots of aspens for fall color. No gas, no cell service.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove from Gunnison to Crested Butte and drove over Kebler Pass and down the other side toward Paonia. We also stopped at Lake Irwin near the Pass - very scenic. We have an AWD Subaru Forester and this drive was very good (both dirt/gravel...More

2  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rain was threatening in Crested Butte, but weather is so variable we optimistically forged ahead with plan to drive West Elk Loop and visit the Irwin Cemetery near the top of the pass (across from now almost disappeared mining of Irwin, abandoned near end of...More

1  Thank centaur41
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove up Kebler Pass while camping at Lake Irwin Campground. Fall color was evident and it was a beautiful drive.

Thank Artemis112013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The majority of the road is packed gravel/dirt and when dry would be OK for motorcycle travel. However, please be sure to check the weather conditions before going on the pass. If they have any rain and the road is wet, it becomes very slippery...More

Thank waynebP6321WB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the scenic route road (partially paved in places, mostly dirt, but very passable) up to Kebler Pass. What a beautiful, amazing area! The aspen trees are gorgeous and will be even more so when the Fall season comes and the leaves turn to...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Scenic drive to or from Crested Butte. Road was in great shape. No stress driving. Lots of places to pull off and take pictures. Trails to hike and wildlife to see. We were there in late August so aspens were not turning color yet. Can't...More

Thank GolfingBearcat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go anytime summer or fall to catch all the Aspen in full color! Travel towards a Ohio pass and catch a glimpse of the castle mountains as well as Gorgeous ranches on the way to Gunnison

Thank Jlamghim
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This was a "business drive" for us to get to Gunnison. I think driving the black from Paonia to Gunnison is more stunning, but they are both wonderful drives.

Thank DineRight4
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This drive is wonderful with gorgeous aspens, an almost hidden cemetery, and beautiful Lake Irwin a few miles away. The summer flowers and fall colors are amazing!

Thank 13joni
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Rajeev J
12 October 2016|
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Response from BILL W | Reviewed this property |
If the snow has not started and the pass would be closed. Follow the weather reports.
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groovytree
6 October 2016|
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Response from Janette S | Reviewed this property |
DELTA/GUNNISON COUNTIES — Gunnison County Road 12 at Kebler Pass, located approximately four miles west of Crested Butte, will be closed for two hour periods between 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday from now... More
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