Thermal hot springs flow abundantly throughout the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Soaking in natural mineral water is a time-honored tradition to enhance wellness. One thing is certain: Relaxation is the ultimate goal in the towns of Steamboat Springs, Buena Vista, Nathrop, Salida, Pagosa Springs, Ridgway, Ouray and Glenwood Springs.
Participate with in a trail repair project with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.
Travel the byway so that you end up in Buena Vista for lunch.
Watch the kayakers shoot the Arkansas River rapids on a walk through this park in Buena Vista.
Head toward Pagosa Springs, stopping at the scenic overlooks on Wolf Creek Pass along the way.
Keep the fun going at Pagosa Brewing Company by having a bite of the crispy green beans or the meat eater pizza.
Travel the San Juan Skyway to the box-canyon-cradled town of Ouray.
Travel part of the byway north before breaking off and heading to your next stop: Glenwood Springs.
Leave Glenwood Springs and head north to Steamboat Springs, a welcoming Wild West town.
Head to the dry lake campground on Buffalo Pass to explore miles of connected multi-use trails for all rider- and hiker-abilities. See some of the best views of our valley and the aspen trees too.