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Kebler Pass

You know how sometimes you see a picture of a place and it absolutely takes your breath away? All you can do is close your eyes and picture yourself there. Imagine the sound of the rustling gold leaves on the tree branches above you, feel the wind kissing your cheeks, and when you open your eyes. It’s the sight of a falcon soaring across the sun in the light blue sky that you see, not the flash of your computer screen in front of you. Kebler Pass is one of those pictures, except now, this is your opportunity to really be there and experience all the sights and sounds you’ve only imagined.

A Scenic Mountain Pass

Kebler Pass is a gorgeous high-elevation mountain pass connecting Crested Butte with Panoia to the west. From Crested Butte, head west Highway 133, just north of a tiny mining village known as Somerset. The 30-mile stretch of highway coasts along a gravel road, and lucky for all of us, it is passable in a two-wheel drive, low clearance car. The road is a gentle grade with a 30-mph speed limit, making the entire drive approximately two hours. Accessible only from late May to early November (or as long as there’s no snow), this memorable drive offers a seasonal shortcut to Aspen.

Winding its way through the Gunnison National Forest, the summit peaks at 10,007 feet above sea level as the road winds you through a breathtaking alpine terrain. Many visitors choose to stop and enjoy themselves along the way, opting to hike or bike on trails along the way. There are two lakes located a couple of miles off the pass—Lake Irwin and Lost Lake—which are also popular spots to stop for a day trip or spend a night camping.

A Seasonal Mountain Highway Paved in Gold

Gold from the billowing aspen trees, that is. Known best for its premiere views of one of the largest aspen groves in the United States, a drive along Kebler Pass will blow you away if you’re lucky enough to visit in the autumn months when the leaves begin to change. This grove is nestled in the West Elk Mountains and is breathtaking at any time of year. Crested Butte is known as the “wildflower capital of Colorado,” so you can bet the blooming buds make this a memorable trip in the spring and summer months as well.

Book your stay at one of our Crested Butte rentals today and start planning your getaway!

Guest Reviews

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Guest Reviews

Cody 5/16/23

Great place for a group of friends, family and kids. Easy access to DT Moab, Nice Pool/Hot Tub, everything stocked from coffee to shower supplies. We will definitely be back in this house or one in the community. Owners were great and were very responsive. They were also very clear with directions on using their place. Highly recommend.
Entrada at Moab 598

Angie 5/18/23

We had a great stay in Moab for a group of young adults staying for the weekend. The property is very nice and includes lots of details, the kitchen is very well stocked - they even have multiple sizes of crock pot. It is bigger and more spacious than the photos can even capture. Empty Spaces Vacation Rental is very friendly and responsive and was helpful with any questions we had and I would definitely recommend using them and would use them again! Overall we had a great experience and felt very taken care of and would stay again. Thanks for everything!
Entrada at Moab 424

Nikole 5/23/23

This house exceeded our expectations by a landslide. The home itself is gorgeous and very easily accommodated our family of 24. The pictures do not do it justice at all.
Anchor Havasu

Cale 5/28/23

Scott and Sarah are excellent hosts, and helped salvage our trip after another business double-booked us on a long weekend. Their flexibility allowed us to enjoy our stay without worry.
Entrada at Moab 425

Andrea 5/29/23

We had such a great stay! The home was close to everything in town! The home was pristine and spacious. It was perfect for our large group.
Entrada at Moab 611

Cody 5/30/23

The place is in a great location and to top it off the place is beautiful plenty of room for your whole family and friends plenty of cook ware very clean environment the house was very clean and well kept.
Entrada at Moab 429

Stav 5/31/23

It was a wonderful staying at this place with a few friends and families.
Avalon Havasu

Shon 5/4/23

Nice property, kitchen was more than adequately equipped, labels and instructions for everything It has been my favorite place at Entrada

Veronica 5/4/23

Clean and absolutely amazing! The hospitality and communication was impeccable! Love love love the casita! Great time had by all! We cannot wait to go back! Thank you!!!
Anchor Havasu

Wendy and Ron 5/2/23

This is our second time staying in this home. It is one of the BEST places we have ever rented. CLEAN, STOCKED, AND COMFORTABLE!! The owners have thought of everything you could possibly want to have in this home away from home. We will be back!
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