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teejaywhy

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Posted: 06/10/20 10:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

aka Gunnison County Road 12

30 mi unpaved between CO133 on the west and Crested Butte on the east.

Thinking of using it in August. 2500HD Duramax pulling a 25' TT.

I am quite used to driving mountain roads and unpaved roads. Just wondering if this is a bad idea towing a trailer.

Anyone done it? Descriptions say it's smooth and passable for passenger cars. Not going there if it's 30 mi of washboard.

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The last time I drove it was 3-4 years ago and it was good gravel with minor parts of washboard. Depends on what the winter was like.

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I'm not sure why you would want to do that, but I would call the Visitor's Bureau in Crusty Butt and ask if anyone had been over it recently and ask them to give you a call.

Last time we were in CB we came out over Ohio (without the trailer) and it was in sad shape. Deep snow in June that year.

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Some people live for a little adventure and like to take roads like that. I am one of them and this looks like an interesting place to visit. Looking at Google Earth, I am pretty sure that we will be taking that road next summer. I will probably need about a full day just to get through due to stopping to set up for photographs.

I was just looking at my plans for next summer and this is a definite will do.

* This post was edited 06/10/20 06:17pm by BarabooBob *


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I don't need to look at Google Anything. We have been there.

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One good reason to use Kebler Pass (aside from the scenery) is that it connects Aspen to Crested Butte, without having to go down to Montrose and back up through Gunnison. I'm not sure it saves any time, but why not take the scenic route? [emoticon]

And Baraboo Bob, you need to build in a lot of time for photos, that's for sure. This photo was taken not far from the pass:

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If you'd like to see some more pix of the Crested Butte area, here's a blog link:

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