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Heading out from Crested Butte on Kebler Pass Road


This is really a special drive




Snow mobile near Lake Irwin which is still closed

The preferred vehicle for these kind of conditions

The road to Lake Erwin

Plow used to clear Ohio Pass Road











The aspens still haven't bloomed

Dogtooth violets along the way


Dogtooth violet

Dogtooth violet growing wild along the drive

How would you like to live here?

Kebler Pass Road starts near Crested Butte and very quickly becomes a very special drive up over the 10,000 ft Kebler Pass and adjacent to the West Elk Wilderness area. It is a well maintained mostly paved road with about 3 miles of well manicured dirt road as far as we went. We were going to go to the pass and then down Ohio Pass Road back to Gunnison, but found the Ohio Pass Road still pretty snowy and probably more than we wanted to risk with the Ford Focus rental car that we were in. We opted instead to go further on Kebler Pass Road which extends all the way to Rt 133. We needed to get back to our camp host responsibilities so we didn't go all the way this time. We'll be back for more at a later time for sure.

Lake Irwin campground where I camp hosted several years ago is near the pass, but is still not opened due to a huge snow pack this winter.

Our friends Paul and Marsha seemed to really enjoy this special drive and Nancy and Marsha true to form, found wildflowers along the way to photograph.

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