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Kebler Pass, Crested Butte

Kebler Pass is a high mountain pass in Colorado.The Colorado Department of Transportation refers to the traversing road as Gunnison County Road 12. The eastern terminus of GCR 12 is Crested Butte. At its western terminus, GCR 12 intersects State Highway 133 near the southern end of Paonia State Park. It is a mostly gravel road and is closed during the winter months. A few portions of the road near the top of the pass have been paved. In the summer, the road is accessible by all passenger vehicles.
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  • We camped at Lost Lake campground and drove through the pass in early October to see the aspen trees. We got lucky and we there on the perfect weekend when they were in full color. A must see in Color...  more »
  • We 4wheeled up here this weekend because the snow was less then stellar on Mt Crested Butte. The road is not maintained in winter and was icy in spots but given our Jeep Rubicon we had an easy time in...  more »
  • was their once I took the bus from aspen down valley to Carbondale and hitch a few times to crested butte it was the best way of getting their from aspen without a car  more »
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  • My husband and I went to Crested Butte in late September of 2017, and the trees were absolutely beautiful. We could not have asked for better timing, and Kebler's Pass did not disappoint. We stopped too many times to count, but all were well worth it. Every few miles the trail got better and better. We left around 10am and made it back (after MANY stops) by about 11:30am. It started to rain on us, but it didn't last long, and the roads remained well enough to drive on. I would definitely go back!
  • Quiet, peaceful, dark at night. Great place for camping, if hard to find a spot most summer weekends. The scenery is beautiful, hiking options exceptional, and the gravel road is passable on road bikes for the more hardy cyclists.
  • Beautiful scenery, great drive
  • Kebler Pass (GCR) 12 is one of the most scenic rides and perfect to see the aspens in the fall. You will drive thru aspen groves and the best time to go is the last week of September. We were there on October 1 and it was pretty close to peak. It is a dirt road so a consideration should the weather be inclement. Loved all the views. It was so magical to take our time photographing along this road.
  • Nice drive
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