West Elk Scenic and Historic Byway

A unique combination of geological, historical, recreational and scenic features. The 204-mile byway originates in Carbondale and follows Colorado Highway 133 over McClure Pass to Kebler Pass and into Crested Butte, from there it continues south to Gunnison, then southwest on U.S. 50 along the Blue Mesa Reservoir, through Sapinero to the junction of U.S. 50 and Colorado Highway 92. The route proceeds north through the towns of Maher, Crawford, Hotchkiss and Paonia, completing the loop at the intersection of Hwy 92 and Hwy 133 at the Paonia Reservoir.