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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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Silver Thread Scenic Byway
Silver Thread
Mountains & Mesas
Mystic San Luis Valley

Start your journey in South Fork, where the road cuts through mountains, and in summer, everything is cast in a bright glow. Your drive wouldn’t be complete without a stop at South Fork Malt Shoppe …

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 …

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 …

Los Caminos Antiguos
Mystic San Luis Valley

Los Caminos Antiguos byway explores the wide and flat expanse of the valley floor that served as a gateway into Colorado for Spanish explorers arriving from the south. As a result, the state’s oldest …

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 …