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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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West Elk Loop
Mountains & Mesas
Rockies Playground

Start in the Roaring Fork Valley, where the hideaway of Carbondale takes in the view of Mount Sopris (12,953 feet) and welcomes visitors with galleries and boutiques — part of the Carbondale Creative …

Guanella Pass scenic byway
Guanella Pass
Rockies Playground

Have your camera ready — wildlife is plentiful throughout the area, with bighorn sheep, mountain goats, golden eagles and the occasional beaver making frequent appearances. The area around the byway …

the royal bridge over valley
Gold Belt Tour
Pikes Peak Wonders

With what a handful of them found in Cripple Creek , Victor and the surrounding hills, these two towns ended up being Colorado’s biggest gold payload. Start your tour of the Gold Belt in Florissant …

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 …

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 …