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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!

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Guest Reviews

Peter 6/14/23

Excellent home base for an active vacation. Location was perfect for all of the outdoor activities, and the condo was comfortable enough for hanging out there for downtime!
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Chris 6/17/23

New, clean property - great, open eat-kitchen. Great space for family. Upstairs laundry was an added bonus.
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Reggie 6/17/23

Fantastic property. The property manager was quick to respond to any texts, extremely helpful. We’ve stayed at these properties many times and will continue to do so. Clean, convenient, and LOTS of room. Extremely happy with the house.
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Robert 6/22/23

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Kate 6/22/23

Thanks so much! Great stay.
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Maria 6/23/23

This home was great for our family vacation in Moab. The house was very clean, kitchen was very well equipped and labeled with everything you need for prepping and cooking meals. The rooms were all very clean and also well equipped with towels , sheets, blankets, etc. The yard worked great for our dog. Highly recommend this lovely home!
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Luke 7/1/23

We had a great stay and enjoyed being close to everything and the house faces the pool which is convenient. Very spacious and we liked having bikes available.
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Daniel 7/1/23

We came down as a family to enjoy Moab. The house was incredibly clean and comfortable. We love the location being slightly off main street but within a close distance to Arches National Park. Everything about the process was communicated accurately and well. We would highly recommend.
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Christian 7/4/23

My friends and I had an amazing experience with this listing and the management company responded immediately to my questions! The house was cleaned well and had a great layout for a larger group. The casita adds a whole new dimension to ther fun and the pool and outdoor shower create the ultimate summer experience! Would highly recommend and will definitely stay here again.
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Rick 7/6/23

Overall, our stay at Scott and Sarah's Airbnb in Moab, Utah, was exceptional. The immaculate cleanliness, abundance of amenities, inclusion of bikes for the kids, and the spaciousness of the property all contributed to a truly enjoyable experience. We felt right at home from the moment we arrived, and the attention to detail and thoughtful touches made our stay even more special. We would highly recommend this Airbnb to anyone visiting Moab and would love to have the opportunity to stay again in the future. Thank you, Scott and Sarah, for providing us with such a memorable experience.
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