1 LOOP, 360 MILES
THIS IS THE COLORADO YOU IMAGINED
Experience everything that the Rocky Mountain scenery has to offer, all from the comfort of your vehicle. Stretching over 360 miles of Northern Colorado, this driving loop connects the three central scenic byways in the area with the Cache la Poudre National Heritage Area. Whether you plan on touring the entire loop or just visiting the area for a quick trip, a new adventure is always right around the corner.
2-3 DAYS, 360 MILES
If you plan on exploring the entire Byways Heritage Loop, schedule 2 to 3 days to drive the complete route. Be sure to look into lodging options before embarking on your journey.
PRAIRIE TO PEAK
1 DAY, 35-160 MILES
Looking for a day trip? Consider starting in Greeley and the Cache la Poudre National Heritage Area and heading either west to catch Trail Ridge Road in Estes Park, or follow the Poudre River northwest to Fort Collins and the Cache la Poudre-North Park Byway. With various towns and attractions, these routes are a great way to sample what the loop has to offer within a day.
3+ DAYS, 400 MILES
Interested in spending as much time exploring as possible? Extend the loop by following the Colorado River Headwaters Byway west to Kremmling and then take US-40 W and CO-14 E to Walden. Here you can catch the Cache la Poudre-North Park Scenic & Historic Byway and continue through the rest of the loop.
3-BYWAYS AND A HERITAGE AREA LOOP:
COLORADO RIVER HEADWATERS SCENIC & HISTORIC BYWAY
69 miles of pure Colorado beauty
Running along the Colorado River, the route traces the river from its source and affords insight into the lives of previous inhabitants. The byway stretches between Grand Lake and State Bridge to offer first-class fishing and boating, along with plenty of quiet spaces by the river and surrounding lakes.
For more information please visit www.visitgrandcounty.com
CACHE LA POUDRE - NORTH PARK SCENIC & HISTORIC BYWAY
101 miles of scenery and wildlife
The Cache La Poudre – North Park Byway meanders from the plains and hogbacks, into the magnificent Poudre Canyon, over Cameron Pass, and into North Park to Walden. The exceptionally scenic drive provides visitors a glimpse into the past while offering a bounty of recreational activities.
For more information please visit www.visitftcollins.com
TRAIL RIDGE ROAD SCENIC BYWAY
48 miles of alpine peaks
Soaring to an elevation of 12,183 feet, Trail Ridge Road offers an alpine experience like no other as the highest paved road in North America. Connecting Estes Park and Grand Lake, it takes visitors through the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park, and provides views of distant mountain peaks.
For more information please visit www.nps.gov/romo
CACHE LA POUDRE RIVER NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
45 miles of history and recreation
Following the Cache la Poudre River, the Heritage Area provides the opportunity to celebrate the river's cultural and historical contributions to Northern Colorado through education and recreation. The area encompasses diverse landscapes through urban and rural section of Larimer and Weld counties.
For more information please visit www.poudreheritage.org