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“Incredible scenery”

Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Carbondale
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Owner description: Scenic drive that winds through the Crystal River Valley, over McClure Pass to Crawford, Crested Butte, Kebler Pass and back to Carbondale.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Incredible scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

The scenery on this drive is incredible and we spent a lot of time stopping to take in the scenery and take photos. There is so much to see and you are spoilt for choice as to somewhere to stop for a picnic.

Visited May 2014
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Carbondale, Colorado
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“So beautiful in the fall; watch out for cows/sheep”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

We've done this drive the past couple of autumns and it's just unbelievable, especially the Kebler Pass section. That's also the part where you'll need to be extra alert for livestock; you shouldn't be driving too quickly anyway since it's a winding dirt road, but take the curves cautiously. Local ranches will herd their cows right along the middle of the road.

If you have time, pick up a map of the area and do some hiking! There are great trails alongside the road, some short, some long.

Visited October 2013
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4 Thank JennaMJ
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An incredibly beautiful drive!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

We do this drive a couple if times a year when the leaves are changing and I always forget how beautiful it is. If you are in the roaring fork valley and have some time this drive is worth it.

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Ashkip99
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Carbondale, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Beautiful drive. From the charming, artsy, foody, friendly mountain town of Carbondale. Along the pure and pristine Crystal River, with Hays Creek Falls along the route. Stop in Redstone, an historic hamlet. Over magnificent McClure Pass, with its breathtaking alpine vistas, and trailhead for hiking. To Paonia, abundant with fruit orchards and organic farms. This is an annual drive for us!

Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Miasha777
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Bayonne, New Jersey
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Put your driving gloves on...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

A magnificent drive that takes you around curvy roads and hair pin turns. The view of the mountains is unmatched.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Ann M
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