5 Must-See Places for Crested Butte Fall Color

September 24, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Local pro photographers never miss these locations during the fabulous fall color extravaganza around Crested Butte, Colorado. You won’t want to miss these spots either!

  1. The East River valley between Mount Crested Butte and Gothic.East River Fall Color Near Gothic ColoradoDSC4121 2. Gothic Mountain from Washington Gulch.  Gothic Mountain fall colorDUS9544st-Panorama 3. Colorful Mount Whetstone just outside of town.Tucks cabin and Mount WhetstoneDUS6553 4. Kebler Pass and The Beckwith Mountains.
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    East Beckwith Mountain surrounded by brilliant fall color near Kebler Pass in western Colorado.

    5. Ohio Pass and the Castles.

    The Castles rock formations in the West Elk Wilderness Area of Colorado surrounded by an aspen forest in peak fall color.Aspen-Castles

    The Castles rock formations in the West Elk Wilderness Area of Colorado surrounded by an aspen forest in peak fall color.

    5. Ruby Mountain, Mount Owen and the dyke. Keep your eyes peeled for photographers from all over the USA at this location. (It’s best visited in the late afternoon)

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    Mount Owen, Ruby Mountain and the dyke from Horse Ranch Park.

    Bonus…if you’re up for a bit of an adventure you’ll want to extend your journey over Kebler and McClure passes to the famous town of Marble, Colorado. From there it’s a rough 6 miles to the historic Crystal Mill, one of the most photographed places in Colorado.

    The historic and famous Crystal Mill along the Crystal River between the Colorado towns of Crystal and Marble. While not actually a mill, the historic building actually provided compressed air to run local mining operations on Sheep Mountain.Crystal-Mill-Colors

    The historic and famous Crystal Mill along the Crystal River between the Colorado towns of Crystal and Marble. While not actually a mill, the historic building actually provided compressed air to run local mining operations on Sheep Mountain.

    For those who want a more guided experience, I offer half and full day private and small-group tours which would take you to the best color available during your visit. Email me a ddemerson@imagescolorado.com for more information.

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