Cache La Poudre – North Park
Length: 101 miles. Driving time: 3 hours.
This byway links Fort Collins with verdant North Park, a quiet, bowl-shaped valley just west of the Continental Divide. The road runs through the Cache la Poudre River canyon, once a useful transit corridor for Native Americans and, later, white explorers. Today’s visitors lean more toward recreation; whitewater boaters and anglers love the Poudre, Colorado’s only federally designated National Wild and Scenic River. ... Read More
Length: 22 miles. Driving time: 1 hour.
The Guanella Pass Road known to visitors today was once an old wagon trail used by miners traveling between Georgetown and Grant. Gold lured miners and others to the area, but it was silver that brought prosperity to the valley. Well-preserved Victorian structures in Georgetown remind visitors of a day when the town was known as “Silver Queen of the Rockies.” ... Read More
Length: 40 miles. Driving time: 2 hours.
Recreate the magic of early auto touring along this 40-mile scenic route connecting the towns of Golden, Morrison, and Evergreen. The route crosses Lookout Mountain via the 5-mile Lariat Trail, a spectacular feat of engineering that challenges thrill-seeking drivers and bikers alike. Dozens of open space parks, museums, and other heritage sites welcome visitors exploring the foothills, canyons, and meadows along the Loop. ... Read More
Length: 49 miles. Driving time: 2 hours.
The Mount Evans Scenic Byway climbs more than 7,000 feet in just 28 miles, reaching an altitude of 14,264 feet. The upper section of this road is the highest paved highway in North America. At the summit, the entire Front Range and Continental Divide sprawls at your feet. This highest of Rocky Mountain highs brings you to the rarefied world above timberline. ... Read More
Peak To Peak
Length: 55 miles. Driving time: 80 minutes.
Welcome to the showcase of the Front Range. Less than an hour from Denver, Boulder, or Fort Collins, this 55-mile-long route provides matchless views of the Continental Divide and its timbered approaches. The string of popular attractions along the way – Rocky Mountain National Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, Eldora Ski Resort – combine recreation with nature preservation. … Read More
Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mountain National Park
Length: 48 miles. Driving time: 2 hours
Soaring to an elevation of 12,183 feet, Trail Ridge Road seems to leave the earth behind. It slices through the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park, entering a world of rare alpine beauty. Higher than any paved through-road in the country, this cliff-hugging highway is as impressive for its engineering as for its stunning vistas.Designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation as an All-American Road, the highest level of designation. ... Read More