Owl Creek, Kebler and Independence Pass

June 22, 2018

Chimney Rock Owl Creek Canyon Fall Colors

In traveling around Colorado I made it a point to explore a few of the high mountain passes; Owl Creek, Kebler and Independence.

Owl Creek Pass is a gravel mountain pass located in the Uncompahgre National forest with views of the Cimarron Range of mountains including Chimney Rock and Courthouse Mountain.  There were two iconic movies filmed here:  How the West Was Won and True Grit.

Kebler Pass is a high mountain pass near Crested Butte with spectacular fall color views.

Independence Pass is a high mountain pass near Aspen, Colorado and originally named Hunter Pass.  It crosses the continental Divide via Colorado State Highway 82 and is the highest paved pass in North America at over 12 thousand feet.

Here is a small collection of images from these locations.

Fall Colors of Owl Creek Pass ColoradoCourthouse Mountain Colorado Fall ColorsColorado Aspens of Owl CreekKebler Pass Colorado in the Fall

Yellow on Evergreens Kebler Pass ColoradoMoody Forest Kebler Pass ColoradoColorful Vertorama of Fall Colors in Kebler PassVertorama of Kebler Pass with Fall ColorsMajestic Independence Pass ColoradoEvergreens Panorama from Independence Pass ColoradoIndependence Pass Overlook with Snow and Blue Sky

 


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