West Elk Loop Scenic Byway, Carbondale

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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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  • Start in Glenwood, take the Redstone-Crystal River road, go over McClure Pass, turn left toward Crested Butte over Kebler Pass... It's a long day in the car, but it's unbeatable for scenery, vistas, a...  more »
  • The fall color along the West Elk Loop was spectacular last week but it's beautiful any time of the year.  more »

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