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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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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 …

Santa Fe Trail
Canyons & Plains

The Santa Fe Trail between Missouri and Santa Fe, in what was once Mexico, ran through the southeast corner of Colorado. This reliable route was traversed by a bevy of fortune-seeking individuals …

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 …

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 …