This seasonal mountain highway connects Crested Butte with Paonia. The drive over Kebler Pass takes nearly two hours. It’s a fairly high pass at 10,007 feet that leads through spectacular alpine terrain. Peaks tower in the distance as your pass through aspen and evergreen forests.
Although it’s a windy, 2WD dirt road, it’s smooth and should be good for all cars. Hiking, biking and camping are common activities. The 33 mile long route along Highway 133 is is open from May to October.
Scenic Fall Drive in Crested ButteThere are a couple of lakes along the way that both have campgrounds and allow fishing. Lake Irwin and Lost Lake are only a couple miles off the pass. Dispersed campsites can be found on most of the route.
Camping on Kebler Pass
There are several campgrounds along the pass, including one at Lake Irwin and at Lost Lake. Dispersed camping is easy to find on both sides. Paonia Reservoir is a state park with two campgrounds and boating at the west end of the route.
Take County Road 12 out of Crested Butte, which turns into Highway 135. Follow to Paonia Reservoir, Highway 133 and Paonia.