The Crystal River runs from high altitude alongside scenic Hwy  133  to Carbondale. 

The communities along the highway up to Redstone, then onto Marble are collectively called the Crystal Valley. 

At Hwy 3 where you head off to Marble, you could keep going onto McClure pass, which is a gorgeous drive especially during the fall colors. 

Alongside the road are several scenic landmarks such as Redstone Castle, some climbing routes, and the Penny Hot Springs. 

Luckily there are many places to pull over and enjoy the scenery! 

If you would like to buy a home in the Crystal Valley let me know!