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The 26 scenic byways of Colorado connect the dots between historic sites and acres of majestic scenery that span red-rock canyons, the peaks of the Rocky Mountains and sun-kissed prairies.

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Lariat Loop
Denver & Cities of the Rockies

On the Lariat Loop byway just west of Denver you'll find evergreens covering the foothills of the Rockies, curious crimson geology and even dinosaur tracks in an uplifted hogback rock formation …

Frontier Pathways
Pikes Peak Wonders

Begin in Pueblo, where the high plains greet you, while sporadically situated buttes intermingle with vast flatlands around them. Union Avenue Historic District beckons with 83 buildings listed in the …

Lake Granby
Colorado River Headwaters
The Great West

The Colorado River Headwaters byway traces one of North America's mightiest rivers from its source. Peaks loom over Grand Lake, where snowmelt forms the Colorado River headwaters. From there you'll …

Guanella Pass scenic byway
Guanella Pass
Rockies Playground

A former burro trail, the now-paved Guanella Pass byway climbs to timberline, taking in spectacular views of Mount Bierstadt, Mount Evans and the alpine tundra before descending into cool groves of …

Unaweep Tabeguache
Mountains & Mesas

Off the beaten path, Colorado's Unaweep Tabeguache byway weaves its way through some of the wildest lands in America. The Dolores River Canyon is an obvious highlight, with its smooth sandstone walls …