65.9 miles: 1 hours, 19 minutes
From Carbondale SR 133 winds circuitously through the Elk Mountains. Jagged rocks soar above stands of pine and aspen. Past the resort town of Redstone the byway climbs a steep 8 percent grade over McClure Pass; at an elevation of nearly 8,800 feet the vista is breathtaking. Bountiful peach and apple orchards, nurtured by high-tech irrigation, surround Hotchkiss.