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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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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 …

Grand Mesa Scenic Byway
Grand Mesa
Mountains & Mesas

Your first stop on the byway is Cedaredge, where the Grand Mesa’s southern slopes meet the Uncompahgre and Gunnison River valleys. In addition to glimpses of orchards and stately groves of white ash …

Pawnee Pioneer Trails

What they saw were buffalo, antelope, deer and even bears, roaming the grasslands for as far as the eye could see.Begin your road trip in the town of Ault, just north of Greeley, and head east toward …

mountain goat and kid climbing on rocks
Mount Evans
Denver & Cities of the Rockies
Rockies Playground

At the height of its 49-mile course, the highway reaches the summit of 14,130-foot Mount Evans. But before travelers can savor the cherry on top of this road-trip sundae, they have plenty of sights to …

Trail of the Ancients
Trail of the Ancients
Mountains & Mesas

Colorado's Trail of the Ancients byway travels between two remote national monuments and Mesa Verde National Park. As you drive, you'll pass through wind- and water-carved sandstone canyons, sagebrush …