West Elk Loop Scenic Byway
- 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.
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.