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West Elk Loop Scenic Byway, Carbondale

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Scenic Drive · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The West Elk Loop Scenic and Historic Byway has been described by a forest ranger as "the closest you can come to a wilderness experience in a passenger car." The 204 miles of two-lane roads through rural western Colorado touches three designated Wilderness Areas and passes through thousands of acres of National Forest.
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  • We traveled the Byway from Carbondale to Delta, and loved the mountains, waterfalls, rivers, animals (we saw a black bear), coke ovens and quaint towns.  more »
  • Another fabulous scenic drive to see the fall colors of the aspen trees. We were only able to drive a portion of this byway (from Gunnison to Crested Butte to Carbondale) but we were able to see...  more »

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