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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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Flat Tops Trail
The Great West

Begin your journey in Yampa, a town with roots in agriculture, as well as the lumber and coal industries. Delve into the past at the Yampa-Egeria Museum, housed in an original bank building on …

Cache la Poudre - North Park
Cache la Poudre-North Park
Denver & Cities of the Rockies
The Great West

Most stories revolve around the French fur-trapping trade, and how they cached their supplies in the area before making the hazardous journey into the mountains. Today, a different kind of powder …

Trail Ridge Road
Denver & Cities of the Rockies
The Great West

Soaring to an elevation of 12,183, Trail Ridge Road passes through Rocky Mountain National Park between the towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake and is one of the best ways to see the Continental Divide …

Dinosaur Diamond
Mountains & Mesas
The Great West

Dinosaurs were prolific in this area and have since left their mark on the land in the form of fossils and footprints. Long after these massive animals disappeared from this part of Colorado, the …

Sunset on 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 …