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West Elk Loop Scenic Byway

Carbondale, CO
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Wonder Colorado Rockies Drive

Great views and interesting owns in the Colorado Rockies. The loop goes through a variety of... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2015
COTravelers821
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
One of the Top Fall Drives in Colorado

In September, this is the byway that allows you to drive and experience the wilderness and the fall... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2015
COByways
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Colorado
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Scenic drive that winds through the Crystal River Valley, over McClure Pass to Crawford, Crested Butte, Kebler Pass and back to Carbondale.
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

Great views and interesting owns in the Colorado Rockies. The loop goes through a variety of landscapes from fields to mountain passes.

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Reviewed 22 September 2015

In September, this is the byway that allows you to drive and experience the wilderness and the fall colors. Gunnison was our gateway to the West Elk Loop Scenic and Historic Byway, then we traveled, from Gunnison to Crested Butte noticing the ranching heritage along...More

Thank COByways
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Another great drive in CO! Dont miss the sights here, it's really something to remember. Mt. Sopris can be seen from many angles and so worth it !

1  Thank DahliaVeroBeach
Reviewed 5 August 2015

This was an amzing view and drive, we had a great time and will be doing this more often, it has lots to see and so much more we could not see

Thank tracyj1970
Reviewed 3 August 2015

A beautiful drive in Colorado. It's worth a taken the road less travelled. Roads are pretty well maintained. Check cotrip.org before you go for construction updates.

1  Thank MileHighCityMidori
Reviewed 6 July 2015

This is easily some of the best scenery in the State of Colorado. Spring, Summer, or Autumn, this is a wonderful drive.

2  Thank Sirailin
Reviewed 6 July 2015

A uniques combination of geological, historical, recreational and scenic features. The 205-mile byway originates in Carbondale and follows Colorado Highway 133 over McClure Pass to Crested Butte, from there it continues south to Gunnison, then southwest on U.S. 50 along the Blue Mesa Reservoir, through...More

2  Thank TravFamOf3
Reviewed 9 January 2015

The views were amazing, so many large elk in large herds!!! so many pics taken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 4 January 2015

The scenic West Elk Loop (hwy 133) out of Carbondale, CO leads to any number of adventures and prolific mountain scenery. There are many side trips available and I briefly discuss two of them. Enjoy these two side trips. Either one will reward you with...More

4  Thank SolonComet
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Stopped at the Coke Ovens, also took the detour to Marble (worth it). Did not make the entire loop for time.

Thank John G
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