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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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Sunset on Lake Granby
Colorado River Headwaters
The Great West

Heading east to west, the first stop along the byway is the town of Grand Lake. Situated along the shores of Colorado's largest natural body of water, it’s home to high-altitude boating (rent from …

Pony Express Monument in Julesburg
South Platte River Trail
Pioneering Plains

While this byway is the shortest in the state, it packs a wallop for those who enjoy the true grit of Western history. It’s a 19-mile loop that takes you through everything from Colorado’s only Pony …

Tracks Across Borders
Mountains & Mesas

This southwest Colorado route travels along the historic narrow-gauge portion of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad from Durango to Chama, New Mexico, and connects two of the state’s existing narrow …

Grand Mesa Scenic Byway
Grand Mesa
Mountains & Mesas

Your first stop on the byway is Cedaredge, where the Grand Mesa’s southern slopes meet the Uncompahgre and Gunnison River valleys. In addition to glimpses of orchards and stately groves of white ash …

Highway of Legends
Highway of Legends
Canyons & Plains
Mystic San Luis Valley

If time is on your side and you’re driving south on I-25 to New Mexico, skip the interstate stretch from Walsenburg to Trinidad and take the road less traveled. Touring this area in fall is rewarded …