Kebler Pass trail

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Crested Butte, Colorado

Kebler Pass trail Crested Butte Reviews

walterman9999 walterma…
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through dirt trail by Crested Butte Oct 04, 2014
We been driving across Colorado for some time to make it to Crested Butte. Going northbound we turn left on the first intersection and proceed through a bunch of stop signs and slow speed limits till we leave town where the trail turns to dirt entering the Gunnison National Forest, and we speed up. Most of the vegetation on this east side of the pass is grasslands as we follow Ohio creek. There were two fee campgrounds with one on each side of the pass; both are at fairly large lakes with fee signs. Anywhere else you can pull off the few numbered roads and find free camps...and there is much peace and quiet here cuz of the isolation.

We cross Kebler Pass at 10,000 feet and start down the west side that happens to be the best for scenic value and free isolated places to camp. We pass a hudge aspen stand where I often camp. A little further we turn left (south) at the marked road to Lost Lake and drive up a rough trail to the far side of the lake. If it is calm out we can get reflection photos of twin mountain peaks in the lake. This is one of the fee areas so we leave quickly to avoid the camping or picnic fees.

From there its all downhill past small aspen groves and meadows and see single mountains sticking up like valcanoes; but I hear they are not volcanic.
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