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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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Pony Express Monument in Julesburg
South Platte River Trail
Pioneering Plains

Take a sunrise or sunset ride on the shortest of Colorado’s byways, the South Platte River Trail. The crisp light shows the vibrancy of the prairie and the South Platte River, with the river corridor …

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 …

Top of the Rockies
Pikes Peak Wonders
Rockies Playground

Start your byway tour in the high-altitude town of Minturn. Wedged between the world-class resort towns of Vail to the east and Beaver Creek to the west, Minturn finds itself in a unique position with …

the royal bridge over valley
Gold Belt Tour
Pikes Peak Wonders

Settlers of the area that now encompasses Colorado's Gold Belt Tour byway had written “Pikes Peak or Bust” on the side of their wagons — a sign of their optimism for gold and the desperation they felt …

hay bales in field with colorado mountains
Collegiate Peaks
Pikes Peak Wonders

The area also boasts the Chaffee County Libations Loop between Salida and Buena Vista. Make a point to enjoy local wineries, distilleries and breweries along the way — like Deerhammer Distillery and …