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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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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 …

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 …

mountain goat and kid climbing on rocks
Mount Blue Sky
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 Blue Sky . But before travelers can savor the cherry on top of this road-trip sundae, they have plenty of …

San Juan Skyway
Mountains & Mesas

In 2012, Travel + Leisure named the San Juan Skyway one of "America's Best Spring Drives" for its million-dollar views. Drive it in fall for shimmering autumn hues. You’ll start and end your tour in …

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 …