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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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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 …

the royal bridge over valley
Gold Belt Tour
Pikes Peak Wonders

Settlers of the area that now encompasses Colorado's Gold Belt Tour byway had written “Pikes Peak or Bust” on the side of their wagons — a sign of their optimism for gold and the desperation they felt …

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 …

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 …

Peak to Peak
Denver & Cities of the Rockies

On one end, Central City and Black Hawk are a pair of former mining towns situated in the middle of what was once called “the richest square mile on earth,” thanks to the gold that was first …