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Carbondale, Colorado
Carbondale, Colorado, is a town in Garfield County, Colorado, located in the mid valley of the Roaring Fork River. Mount Sopris is located south of Carbondale, Colorado. This is where Byway West Elk Loop starts its journey. Byway runs through the magnificent landscape of Summits of Gunnison, Mt. Sopris and the incomparable Black Canyon of the Gunnison, which anchor the ends of the West Elk Loop. The route acesses the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument, Crawford and Paonia State Parks, the White River and Gunnison National Forests, and Curecanti National Recreational Area.
3.5
5.7
Thomas Road
Thomas Road, Thomas Reservoir No.2, Saint John Reservoir,
8.2
13.2
Crystal River Road
Crystal River Road, Red Dog Loop, along State Route #133
10.8
17.3
Avalanche Creek, Colorado
Avalanche Creek, Colorado, Avalanche Creek Road, Bull Dog Creek Road,
16.1
25.9
Redstone, Colorado
Redstone Colorado, is a community in Pitkin County, Colorado, Redstone Park, McClure Pass, Redstone Castle, located on State Route #133
21.2
34.1
Placita, Colorado
Evergreen Lane, Community of Placita, Colorado, Crystla River Valley, Marble, Colorado is a town in Gunnison County, Colorado. Marble, Colorado is the site of the Marble/marble sculpting symposium.
24.6
39.6
Mc Clure Pass
Ragged Mountain Road, McClure Pass, is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of western Colorado.
25.7
41.4
Loop
A Loop / Viewpoint, located on the State Route #133, at the McClure Pass, Colorado
28.1
45.3
Ragged Mountain
A Viewpoint on the State Highway #133 on Ragged Mountain
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60.9
County Highway
County Highway 77/10, Paonia State Park, located on Ragged Mountains along State Route #133, part of West Elk Loop Byway, Colorado
41.5
66.8
Paonia Reservoir
Paonia Dam, on Paonia Reservoir, located in Paonia State Park, Colorado
42.1
67.8
County Route
County Route, a part of this Byway, connecting State Route #135 at Crested Butte, Colorado, makes the byway a loop by connecting State Route #135 with State Route #133 at Paonia State Park, Colorado.
48.3
77.8
Somerset, Colorado
Somerset, Colorado is a town located in Gunnison County, Colorado.
49.6
79.9
Juanita Junction, Colorado
Old Highway #133, at the North Fork of Gunnison River, Juanita Junction, Colorado, a community in Gunnison County, Colorado.
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86.2
Bowie, Colorado
Bowie, Colorado, Juanita Junction, Colorado, Old Highway #133, along State Highway #133 in Gunnison county, Colorado
56.8
91.4
Paonia, Colorado
Paonia is a town in Delta County, Colorado. The area around Paonia is known for its orchards such as first fruits, which produce excellent peaches, apples, cherries, and other fruits. In addition, several vineyards and wineries have recently been established in the area.
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105.6
Hotchkiss, Colorado
Hotchkiss, Colorado, is a town in Delta County, Colorado, It is here that Byway West Elk Loop switches over to State Highway #92 southeastward.
66.6
107.2
Back River Road
Back River Road, Community of Cobum, Colorado. This Road travels to Paonia, Colorado through agricultural fields, fruit gardens.
69.7
112.2
Baxter Reservoir
Baxter Reservoir, a reservoir located along State Route #92, Colorado
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122.6
Crawford, Colorado
Crawford is a town in Delta County, Colorado. Needle Rock Road, to Needle Rock,
77.9
125.4
Crawford Reservoir
Crawford Reservoir, a reservoir located in Crawford State Park, just off State Route #92 south of Crawford, Colorado in Delta County, Colorado.
79.6
128.1
Black Canyon Road
Black Canyon Road, Fruitland Mesa Road, Red Canyon Ranch, Colorado
81.0
130.3
Maher, Colorado
Maher, Colorado is a community located in Montrose County, Colorado.
85.4
137.5
G8190 Trail
G8190 Trail, E 8190 Trail
90.0
144.8
Route to Black Canyon
Route to Black Canyon, in Gunnison National Park, Colorado
102.1
164.3
Curecanti National Recreation Area
Curecanti National Recreation Area, along the State Route #92, near Black Canyon, Colorado
109.9
176.8
Curecanti National Recreation Area
Curecanti National Recreation Area, at Black Canyon along the Gunnison River, Colorado
112.3
180.7
View Point / Road side Rest Area
Viewpoint along the Gunnison, at Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado
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Loop
A Loop to view the Rockies near Black Canyon, along Gunnison
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187.7
Blue Mesa Road
Blue Mesa Road, Lake View Drive, Dillon Pinnacles, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado. Blue Mesa Reservoir, is the largest water-body in Colorado located at an elevation of 7,519 ft (2,292 m)). Created by Blue Mesa Dam.
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Junction
Junction of State Highway #92 with United States Highway #50 near Blue Mesa Reservoir, the largest water-body in Colorado, located at an elevation of 7,519 ft (2,292 m) within Curecanti National Recreation Area, is formed by three reservoirs, borders Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park on the west. Panoramic mesas, fjord-like reservoirs, and deep, steep and narrow canyons abound. Dinosaur fossils, Traces of 6000 year old dwellings were recently discovered in this 5,000 acre archeological district of Colorado.
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Sapinero, Colorado
Sapinero, Colorado, is a community located on the shore of Blue Mesa Reservoir in the Curecanti National Recreation Area in Gunnison County, Colorado.
123.2
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Bridge
A Bridge over Blue Mesa Lake, On this bridge United States Highway #50 crossess over to the northern shore of the Blue Mesa Reservoir.
125.0
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Red Pond
Red Pond, Morrow Point Reservoir, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado
128.6
207.0
Park Headquarters
Park Headquarters, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Lake Fork Marina on Blue Mesa/Morrow Point Reservoir, Colorado.
135.0
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Junction
Junction State Route #149 with United States Highway #50, on the shores of Blue Mesa Reservoir, in Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado.
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225.9
Campground
Gunnison Campground located just off United States Highway #50, on the banks of the Gunnison River, in Colorado
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229.9
Gold Basin Road
Gold Basin Road, Gold Basin Pond, Dos Rios Country Club, Gunnison, Colorado
143.4
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Airport Road
Airport Road, Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, is a public airport located at Gunnison, Colorado.
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Gunnison, Colorado
Gunnison, Colorado, is a historic City in Gunnison County, Colorado.
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248.7
Almont, Colorado
Almont, Colorado is a town in Gunnison County, Colorado. Three Rivers Resort, a tourists resort on the Gunnison River in Colorado.
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Jacks Cabin cut Off
Jacks Cabin cut Off, Crested Butte, Colorado
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265.6
Cement Creek Road
Cement Creek Road, Crested Butte, Colorado
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The Club at Crested Butte
The Club at Crested Butte, Lake Grant, lie just north of the State Highway #135, Colorado
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276.3
Crested Butte, Colorado
Crested Butte, Colorado, is a former coal mining town now known as 'the last great Colorado ski town'. Mountain biking, skiing, and other outdoor activities can be enjoyed at Crested Butte. Gothic County Highway, to Mount Crested Butte, Colorado, a town in Gunnison County, Colorado, the home of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, which is a ski resort located at Mount Crested Butte, Colorado.
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277.0
Peanut Lake
1st Street, Peanut Lake Road, Peanut Lake, Crested Butte, Colorado
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Road Access
Road Access to Community of Irwin, Colorado. Lake Irwin,
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287.9
Floresta, Colorado
County Road 730, Community of Floresta, Colorado, Kebler Pass, is a high mountain pass in Colorado located between Somerset, Colorado and Crested Butte, Colorado at an elevation of 10,007 ft. It is a gravel road.
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Kebler Pass
Kebler Pass Road, Kebler Pass, a high Mountain Pass, a Gravel road lie here between Somerset, Colorado and Crested Butte, Colorado.
183.8
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Horse Ranch Park
Horse Ranch Park near Kebler Pass, and East Beckwith Mountain, Colorado
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Road Access
Road Access, to Lost Lake, a campsite on the shores of Lost Lake is located off byway West Elk Loop, Colorado
191.6
308.3
Forest Route
Forest Route, Mercellina Mountain, A small un-named lake is located south of here at the end of the route near Kebler Pass, Colorado
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East and West Beckwith Mountains
This location offers full view of East Beckwith Mountains and West Beckwith Mountains near Kebler Pass, Colorado
201.6
324.4
US Forest Service Road 709
US Forest Service Road 709,
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Paonia State Park
Paonia State Park, Colorado. At this Junction County Road connects with State Highway #133. This is where the Byway West Elk Loop Ends.