Crested Butte Scenic Drives

In Less Sweat, Summer & Fall by pdopchev

Enjoy the stunning vistas from the comfort of your own car. Taking a drive can allow you to catch more colors, views, and scenery if your stay is brief. 4 wheel drive is not required for any of these trips, but cameras are certainly recommended. Keep in mind many of these routes are closed in the winter and if you venture off the beaten path, the road may get increasingly rough.

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RoadLocationStatus
Cottonwood PassTaylor ReservoirClosed Until 2018
Kebler PassKebler PassOpen
Lake Irwin (From the Y)Kebler PassClosed
Slate River Road (CR 734)Slate RiverOpen, snow packed at higher elevations
Gothic Road (CR 317)Gothic ValleyOpen to Rocky Mtn. Biological Lab
Ohio Pass (CR 730)Kebler PassClosed
Brush Creek Road (CR 738)Brush CreekOpen, likely snow packed at higher elevations
Cement Creek Road (CR 740)CB SouthOpen at beginning, likely muddy/snow packed at higher elevations
Pearl Pass (starts at CR 738)Brush CreekClosed

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