Kebler Pass

Kebler Pass, the best place to see fall colors in Colorado

Kebler Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.050m (10,007ft) above the sea level, located in Gunnison County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The road to the summit switches from paved to gravel several times but the road is overall in great condition.

Located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the road to the summit is called Gunnison County Road (GCR) 12 (Kebler Pass Scenic Drive) and passes through the lush Gunnison National Forest. The road is 32 mile long running west-east from Crested Butte towards Somerset (CO-133). The grades on the road are very gentle. It's good enough for all cars.

The pass is typically closed from November to May. It’s closed seasonally each winter when the snow makes the road impassable. The quality of the road is very good and easily driven by any passenger vehicle in summers. It is a two-lane graded (ie smooth) dirt road with a dust inhibiting coating, almost as good as a paved road. A few portions of the road near the top of the pass have been paved. The road is a scenic drive through aspen forests, alpine meadows and mountain lakes.
Pic: By Jeffrey Beall - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.