Kebler Pass to West Elk Loop

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Mountain vista along the Kebler Pass Rd near Crested Butte, Colorado.

How to get there:

From SH 135 and Whiterock Ave in Crested Butte, head west on Whiterock Ave which will become CR 12, the Kebler Pass Rd.

  • From Denver to Crested Butte
  • 217 miles 4 hr 30 mins
  • GPS
  • SH 135/Whiterock Ave
  • 38.8679 -106.9808

In General:CampgroundFishing Available

  • Length: 32 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 2 hours

This generally smooth, wide gravel road connects Crested Butte with SH133 at Paonia SP and provides access to Lake Irwin/Robinson Basin and the Ohio Pass Rd.

Photo Ops:VistasFall Colorswildflowers

Terrific vistas, abundant summer wildflowers and impressive fall colors all along the route.

The short side trip to Lost Lake CG leads to a pretty lake with the Beckwith mountains as a backdrop. The lake is also stocked with trout. Consider hiking Three Lakes trail to Lost Lake, Dollar Lake and a waterfall for good photo ops and perhaps a picnic lunch.

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