Scenic Driving Colorado  by Stewart Green

Scenic Driving Colorado Guide Book

by Stewart Green (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving Colorado  by Stewart Green
Colorado is a state of majestic landscapes dominated by expansive plains, lofty mountain peaks, dramatic canyons, and broad valleys. This guide offers 30 routes, each visually stunning, throughout Colorado. Written by Colorado outdoor photographer and writer Stewart Green, Scenic Driving Colorado provides comprehensive route descriptions, including travel information on camping, services, best seasons, special attractions, and historical points of interest. Detailed maps and evocative photos complement each description, making this book perfect for planning day trips or weekend outings.

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Trails from the "Scenic Driving Colorado" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 30.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 30.

A 13-mile road that follows the lofty south rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument. Colorado is a land of surprises. It’s a land that appears at first glance to be ravishingly pure, ...
Montrose, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 13
This 101-mile-long scenic drive follows the highway between Fort Collins on the eastern edge of the Front Range and Walden in North Park. The road meanders through Poudre Canyon and climbs over Camero ...
Walden, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 101
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This 192-mile-long drive explores the Comanche National Grassland and the scenic prairie and mesa country between Trinidad and Springfield. The undulating plains stretch eastward across southeastern C ...
Kim, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 192
A 60-mile-long paved and gravel road that crosses 12,126-foot Cottonwood Pass on the Continental Divide and follows the Taylor River to Almont. The Sawatch Range lines the west side of the Arkansas Ri ...
Almont, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
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The 82-mile-long Flat Tops Trail, a National Forest Scenic Byway, traverses the scenic upper White River valley and crosses Ripple Creek and Dunckley passes on the wild White River Plateau. The White ...
Meeker, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 82
The 75-mile Grand Mesa scenic drive climbs from desert canyons and ranch lands to the subalpine summit of 11,000-foot-high Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-topped mountain. The Grand Mesa, lying b ...
Cedaredge, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 75
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This 22-mile paved and gravel road, a National Forest Scenic Byway, climbs from Georgetown over scenic 11,669-foot Guanella Pass to Grant in the Front Range. The Guanella Pass scenic drive traverses t ...
Georgetown, CO - Mountain Biking,Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 22
This 31-mile-long scenic drive climbs from the headquarters of Dinosaur National Monument over a high, rolling plateau to a lofty lookout atop Harpers Corner above the confluence of the Green and Yamp ...
Dinosaur, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 31
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The 117-mile-long Highway of Legends Scenic Byway skirts the wooded eastern flank of the Culebra Range in southern Colorado. The twisting crest of the Culebras imposes a lofty barrier between the swee ...
La Veta, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 117
This 44-mile-long drive climbs over 12,095-foot Independence Pass, Colorado’s highest paved pass, and the Continental Divide between the upper Arkansas River Valley and Aspen. This scenic drive crosse ...
Aspen, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 44
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The 152-mile Los Caminos Antiguos drive, a Colorado scenic byway, traverses the San Luis Valley between Alamosa and Cumbres Pass in southern Colorado. The San Luis Valley, an intermontane basin roughl ...
Antonito, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 152
The drive runs 21 miles across mesa-tops and canyons in Mesa Verde National Park to the park museum. Ruins Road, formed by 2 additional 6-mile-long self-guiding loops, explores the cliffed cities and ...
Cortez, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 21
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The 28-mile Mount Evans Highway, the nation’s highest automobile road and a national forest scenic byway, climbs from Idaho Springs to the boulder-strewn 14,264-foot summit of Mount Evans. Colorado’s ...
Idaho Springs, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 28
A 9-mile drive through North Cheyenne Cañon Park and along Gold Camp Road in the mountains above Colorado Springs. The 9-mile-long North Cheyenne Cañon–Lower Gold Camp Roads scenic drive ascends a st ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 9
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This 125-mile-long drive traverses the Pawnee National Grassland, passing ranch lands, abandoned homesteads, and undulating high plains. Northeastern Colorado is a spare, austere landscape, a sparsely ...
Raymer, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 125
This 63-mile-long drive parallels the forested east flank of the Front Range between Central City and Estes Park. The Peak to Peak Highway, a designated National Forest Scenic Byway, unfurls for sixty ...
Ward, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 63
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A 64-mile-long open loop drive that follows Phantom Canyon and Shelf roads through precipitous canyons on the south slope of Pikes Peak. Pikes Peak, towering to 14,110 feet, anchors the southern Front ...
Cripple Creek, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 64
A 20-mile-long paved and gravel toll road that climbs to the windswept summit of 14,110-foot Pikes Peak, Colorado’s 31st highest peak. Pikes Peak stands high above the tawny Colorado prairie like a st ...
Cascade, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 20
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A 60-mile-long gravel road that travels the forested crest of the Rampart Range from the Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs to the highway 10 miles west of Sedalia. The Rampart Range Road, one o ...
Woodland Park, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
A 22-mile drive that explores the lofty sandstone rim and canyons of Colorado National Monument on the northern edge of the Uncompahgre Plateau. Thick sandstone layers drape across the Uncompahgre Pla ...
Grand Junction, CO - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 22
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