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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

Nicholas H Jan 11, 2022

Airbnb • Entrada 602
We have stayed in Airbnb’s all over the world! We really loved this one. I think it’s well rounded and precisely what anyone needs; whether that is for large groups, couples, romantic, homey, open, cozy, functional etc. it’s a bit off town so perfect for quiet and calm. We did hear neighbors a few times, it was never at night. We slept well, there are many beds to choose from certainly. Laundry room is accessible and convenient to bedrooms. Decorating is lovely and charming. Kitchen is great, and stocked for anything you’d like to cook basically. It is clean and very well kept… NO SHOES! Remember that rule! It’s why we rented… It should be a rule anywhere. The national parks are all within driving distance and often quite dirty. This is an excellent rental and we would stay here over and over. I have rarely felt as such for other locations or home. Thanks

Russ P Dec 01, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 602
This is a sweet property in a cool little subdivision. Perfect for groups 5-10 people who need a place to stay while enjoying Moab

Dan P Nov 28, 2021

VRBO • Earhart
Outstanding location - hiking, fishing, a short distance from the house and great small town shopping opportunities. Well equipped home, nothing lacking in terms of kitchen items, bathing needs, and hot tub. beautiful vistas from most rooms in the house. Our family enjoyed our stay immensely.

Sara C Nov 28, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 619
We had a terrific time at the property. Everything was like new! Great amenities and the booster chair and pack-n-play were perfect for my 2 year old.

Jamee M Nov 25, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 417
We really enjoyed our stay at this home. Very clean and spacious. Well stocked with kitchen essentials and then some. Had a good variety of games to play, and for the little kids they had blocks and a little play area under the stairs. Communication was great, didn’t have any issues. Will definitely stay again!

Scott A Nov 22, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 421/425/429
Rented three units. We had a total of 14 people. The three units gave everyone privacy when needed and allowed for easy gatherings and meals together. Everyone in the party loves the places and would rent again! Location is great and the units themselves were awesome! Very clean, spacious and well stocked. We had no issues at all. Main activities for the week were mountain biking, hiking, 4-wheeling and sight seeing. I highly recommend these rentals!!

Jeanette A Nov 21, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 602
We loved our stay. Fully stocked and spacious enough for our huge group. Super clean and has everything you would need for your stay I really recommend this home.

Basil Y Nov 14, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 620
Really beautiful property here, smells new. Nice finishes and very comfortable furniture. Close to everything in town and a stones throw from the trails. Can’t wait to return!

Michael H Nov 04, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 620
Beautiful location and beautiful home. Scott & Sarah are extremely nice and highly communicative. An absolute pleasure booking with them. When back in Moab we will 100% stay here again!

Aaron Nov 08, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 619
It's hard to match the beauty of Moab. If you're looking for a 5-star stay in a 5-star town do not hesitate to book. This place has it all... cleanliness, comfort (seriously comfortable beds), all the amenities, and amazing hosts! Would not hesitate to stay here again and hope to have the opportunity in the future.