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It's a drive worth taking go in the early morning or late in the afternoon to see wildlife. We saw... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Woodford, Virginia
Green s the new green

This ride from Carbondale to Paonia is amazing. There is not a single light or stop sign for 70... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Paramroop S
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“crested butte”(8 reviews)
“mcclure pass”(11 reviews)
Scenic drive that winds through the Crystal River Valley, over McClure Pass to Crawford, Crested Butte, Kebler Pass and back to Carbondale.
Carbondale, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a drive worth taking go in the early morning or late in the afternoon to see wildlife. We saw herds of elk, beautiful.

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This ride from Carbondale to Paonia is amazing. There is not a single light or stop sign for 70 miles.

Thank Paramroop S
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Colorado has some of the most beautiful roads beckoning to Motorcyclists. The West Elk Loop always hovers near the top of the list. A day trip can take up to 400 miles and cover 4 mountain passes. Atop The Grand Mesa, this particular route is...More

Thank 730joez
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This terrific stretch of highway as a scenic drive is easily one of the top viewpoints in Colorado. If you are road travelling to the western side of CO, make this a must drive because its spectacular. Probably looks its best from May thru September,...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is a fantastic drive with many beautiful towns and hiking areas. A must do when visitng Colorado.

Thank johnY7709QU
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The drive from Carbondale over McClure pass is in full color now. This is the most spectacular fall color I have seen. Continue thru Paonia along the north rim of the Black Canyon to make this a trip you won't forget. Remember to take plenty...More

Thank hospitalitypro47
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This was the best fall drive we have done, the colors were fantastic. I got my best fall photos, ever.

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Lots of mountains and valleys. River makes it more dramatic. Manu photo stops, especially for fall colors. Hays Creek is a nice stop along with coke ovens.

Thank AdventureTripping
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I live on the West Elk Loop. Ten years ago I could sit on my deck and hear a car every 10 or 15 minutes. Now the traffic is constant. Last weekend I went to town driving the speed limit (50 mph) and I was...More

Thank shoopafun
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A fabulous loop for a road bike tour in late spring, summer or fall. If you have hearty tires, try Kebler Pass to Crested Butte, Not to be missed!

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1 July 2018|
Response from Paramroop S | Reviewed this property |
It depends on where you are coming from> If your coming from the east take independence pass to the loop and continue west through delta. That is the most amazing drive in the united States