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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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Collegiate Peaks
Pikes Peak Wonders

The area also boasts the Chaffee County Libations Loop between Salida and Buena Vista . Make a point to enjoy local wineries, distilleries and breweries along the way — like Deerhammer Distillery and …

Alpine Loop
Mountains & Mesas

Begin in Silverton , which is a National Historic Landmark District noted for its quaint Victorian-era Main Street and famous Town Hall . Originally opened in 1883, the Grand Imperial Hotel has been …

Trail of the Ancients
Trail of the Ancients
Mountains & Mesas

This National Scenic Byway near Cortez and Dolores takes you through the heart of the landscape and unique past of the American Southwest. Because there are so many destinations of archaeological …

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Mountains & Mesas

The Dolores River Canyon is an obvious highlight, with its smooth sandstone walls and winding river. This southwestern-Colorado drive cuts through a canyon for most of the way as it follows the …

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 …