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 PassOpen
Slate River Road (CR 734)Slate RiverOpen
Gothic Road (CR 317)Gothic ValleyOpen to just below Emerald Lake, large snow plug that is unpassable by car
Schofield PassGothic ValleyInaccessible due to snow until mid/late July
Ohio Pass (CR 730)Kebler PassOpen
Brush Creek Road (CR 738)Brush CreekOpen
Cement Creek Road (CR 740)CB SouthOpen
Pearl Pass (starts at CR 738)Brush CreekOpen

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