A Few “Color Weekend” Drives
It's "Color Weekend" in these parts. Here are a few drives to take in the scenery.
Highway 65 and The Grand Mesa- It's one of the three local landmarks, The Colorado National Monument, and Mt. Garfield and The Bookclifs being the other two. Being so close it only takes a few hours to make the trip up and over. If you head up on Sunday, plan to hit Powderhorn's "Color Sunday" celebration.
Gunnison County Road 12 and Kebler Pass- This place holds the record for largest aspen grove in North America! It ranks too as one of the largest in the world. This road climbs to over 10,000 feet and then accesses from the west on Highway 133, or you can head east over to Crested Butte. Plan time to take in “The Castles.” It's a volcanic mud and ash formation created by the West Elk Volcano.
Highway 82 and Independence Pass- This stretch of road is Colorado’s second-highest paved highway. Climbing to a hight of over 12,000 feet it offers up some of the most spectacular views in Colorado. If you have the time cruise on over to Aspen. It's more laid-back in town, it's after the summer crowds, and before the skiers invade the region.
Credit: Out There Colorado