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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 skin, and even more spectacular descent. not for inexperienced! go as high as you wish, for descent plan on 2000ft+ climb.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Lisa H
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Golden, Colorado
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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

beautiful skin, and even more spectacular descent. not for inexperienced! go as high as you wish, for descent plan on 2000ft+ climb.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Crested Butte in the summer you should definitely make the drive over Kebler Pass. You can go all the way to Paonia or turn around. While the road is not paved it is very good and would be fine to drive in a normal 2 wheel drive car. Beautiful vistas and mountain lakes. Highly recommended.

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Williston, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Beautiful scenery, decent road when dry, Average car will have no issues. Worlds largest organism when you pass through the aspen trees.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Plan on taking your time and enjoying the views. The road over the pass features both paved and unpaved sections but a normal passenger vehicle can easily navigate it. We brought some snacks and pulled off at one of the convenient places to nosh and soak in the natural beauty. Arrived in Crested Butte in time for lunch! The leaves... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We came to Crested Butte from Glenwood Springs via the pass. We came too late to see the fall colors, but it didn't really matter bc it was still the most beautiful drive we've ever experienced. Our kids did very well during the drive as well - though one did get a little car sick. So if your kids get... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It is a rough ride with some scary spots but well worth the ride for the beauty of nature before you. Take a good camera along you can't take a bad picture especially in the fall when the leaves are in full color. Keep on going to Paonia to the high wine country and visit the wineries along the road... More 

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Evergreen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

In late September there's no more beautiful place to see aspens changing colors. Those were the largest aspens we've ever seen, and the trees are close to the road. Excellent photo opportunities.

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Rye Brook, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was a magnificent drive from Crested Butte to Aspen; the largest aspen forest was an incredible sight as the leaves were either bright yellow, orange or denuded.

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

As passes go Kebler Pass is right up there with the best of them. It does everything you would expect a pass to do...get you from one side of the mountains to the other. But Kebler Pass also provides some pretty great scenery too. One thing to remember though, it's Kebler Pass not Keebler Pass. There are no elves or... More 

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Columbia, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The aspen forests are amazing. Part dirt road part paved. Beautiful pass to either enter or leave Crested Butte

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