What could be better than a drive through an aspen grove in the fall? Not much! Crested Butte and the surrounding mountain passes offer some of the most phenomenal fall views in the state… arguably in all of the west. The largest aspen grove, on Kebler Pass, is just minutes from downtown Crested Butte! Cottonwood Pass, Ohio Creek and even Gothic Road offer spectacular views as well. There are so many great ways to see the fall colors in and around the Gunnison Valley!

If road trips aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the cooler temperatures, sweet smells and bright colors of autumn in the Rockies. There are some really great, short hikes around town. One of our favorite is the Woods Walk. Or, how about cozying up with a book and cup of coffee or tea in one of the local coffee shops? Looking for something more adventurous? Rent a Jeep or UTV and check out Paradise Divide. Check out this list of the top 10 Ways to enjoy the best aspen trees in and around Crested Butte from travelcrestedbutte.com for more ideas!

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