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Fantastic views of the mountains nd beautiful surroundings and wildlife. Will return to this area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rodney L
Great views and nice drive.

It is a beautiful drive anytime of year, but if you are uncomfortable on a mountain road with snow... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
West Helena, Arkansas
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Route 149, Lake City, CO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic views of the mountains nd beautiful surroundings and wildlife. Will return to this area great road

Thank Rodney L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gravel road through open range brings its challenges and adventures (as when we're in the middle of a herd being driven by several cowboys); maintenance is sketchy, grading requires extreme care (slow down!) by a few sharp turns. Drive to enjoy, not make time.

Thank centaur41
Reviewed 13 July 2018

It is a beautiful drive anytime of year, but if you are uncomfortable on a mountain road with snow on the road think before driving. Makes sure you plan carefully because on Highway 149 the only places to purchase fuel between Gunnison and South Fork...More

Thank john492018
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The road into Lake City goes over this pass and the views are breathtaking!! The road is well maintained and well worth the drive. The beetle kill has been cleaned up and the area is so peaceful.

1  Thank William L
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Beautiful drive. Saw a small herd of elk and several deer in the open range area as the aspen were beginning to change colors. Take yor time and enjoy the scenery and wildlife

Thank Leland L
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We left Lake City to drive to Creede for lunch. The scenery is spectacular with lots of pulloffs and stops along the way to enjoy the views. It is particularly gorgeous in the fall with lots of aspens along the way. Driving this area in...More

Thank ka5snb
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Started out on a very unique bridge crossing the most beautiful body of water, then went through many different environments. A very scenic and varied drive.

Thank KW1984VH
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is a lovely drive! It is one of the most beautiful places in Colorado. If you pay attention you will undoubtedly see various wildlife.

Thank sandrawE3255OW
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We took Hwy 149 from Lake City to South Fork while staying in Lake City. It is a beautiful drive with several places to visit on the way. We saw deer, moose and several other animals. It has beautiful views of the mountains and lakes.

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Typically good road with very few areas where you might find any wash-boarded spots. Really saves time as you go between these areas -- well worth taking, find for a car -- 4 wheel drive not needed at all!

1  Thank Debbie D
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