Best Places for Leaf Peeping in Crested Butte

There are no words to describe the beauty that autumn brings to Crested Butte. The town of  Crested Butte is a special place to witness the leaves changing. We highly recommend hopping in your car or on a bike to see the color change in the spectacular places listed below. 

KEBLER PASS | Gunnison County Road 12

This pass connects Crested Butte with Paonia. Kebler is also a wonderful shortcut to Aspen during the summer and fall months. This 2 wheel drive gravel and dirt road is drivable for most vehicles. There are many hiking spots that you will not want to miss along this road as well. Beckwick Pass Trail #842 is one of our favorite hikes on this road. The shimmering beauty of the aspens cannot be missed. Not to mention, this is the largest aspen grove in the state!

OHIO PASS/OHIO CREEK| Gunnison County Road 730

Ohio Pass can be found right off Kebler Pass. This pass has fall gold rolling as far as the eye can see. This gorgeous road will take you past the majestic castles. The castles are unique formations that look like castles in the sky. From here, you can head on to Gunnison to grab a snack and view all of the vibrant colors in town. 

TAYLOR CANYON | Highway 135 to Taylor River Road in Almont

This area is filled with towering granite formations along the gorgeous Taylor River. Park at the trailhead behind One Mile Campground and hike it to Harmel Point for the best views of Taylor Canyon. Be sure and watch for wildlife and enjoy all that Taylor Canyon has to offer. 

GOTHIC ROAD | County Road 317

Impressive foliage can be seen down Gothic Road all the way to Slate River Road.  An easy hike to take from Gothic Road is Judd Falls. This gorgeous hike has endless views of the fall colors along with a waterfall at the end!