Kebler Pass is a popular viewing destination for travelers from all over Colorado. The pass is most known for its fall colors that and makes for a beautiful area to drive through. Many visitors make the drive to the Crested Butte area to gaze at views of Aspen. The elevation at Kebler Pass is nearly 10,000 feet. The spectacular color that can be witnessed from this elevation can be seen best through September. The region can be explored by foot, mountain bike, automobile, or even by horse. Due to the popularity of the drive, Gunnison and Crested Butte have joined forces to present September Splendor in the Rockies, which is a month long celebration of outdoor activities through the month of September.
The Kebler Pass road is about 30 miles and follows Coal Creek to the west from Crested Butte. It is one portion of the West Elk Loop Scenic and Historic Byway. The pass climbs right past the Old Keystone Mine. The popular and scenic route links Crested Butte to many different roadways that travel to Aspen which makes is a welcomed route to many summer and fall activities. Amazing Aspen groves, mountains, and color can be seen along this route.