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Motorcycle tour nirvana

Colorado has some of the most beautiful roads beckoning to Motorcyclists. The West Elk Loop always... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
730joez
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United States
FANTASTIC DRIVE

This terrific stretch of highway as a scenic drive is easily one of the top viewpoints in Colorado... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2017
ct1219
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Carbondale, CO
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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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  • Very good16%
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  • Terrible2%
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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

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

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

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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.

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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

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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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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This is such a beautiful drive and well worth it regardless of the weather. It was a very overcast day with the threat of rain but it was still spectacular throughout.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We did this whole Loop in one day and it was not a tough day/too long drive. We were renting in Sapinero CO and started/returned there. The whole route is breathtaking. Dramatic snow capped mountains, beautiful valleys stretching for miles, pristine lakes - I highly...More

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