After checking out the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (highly recommended!), we drove along Colorado Highways 50 and 135 to get to Crested Butte.
I particularly liked driving through the Curecanti National Recreation Area because the Blue Mesa Reservoir is nice to look at.
Love the sun peeking through the clouds to highlight the cliff wall.
After we hit Gunnison, we headed north on Colorado Highway 135 to get to Crested Butte. Here’s a photo not too far from Crested Butte – the butte is finally coming into view on the right side.
The wide open space is misleading because once you hit town the mountains are all around. And just over the mountains to the northeast (as the crow flies) is Aspen.
Ok, so it’s not the prettiest drive in Colorado, but if you have to get from Point A (in our case the Black Canyon of the Gunnison) to Point B (Crested Butte), then it’s better than a totally flat, uninteresting landscape.