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West Elk Scenic Byway

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For a magnificent drive including Carbondale, Redstone, Black Mesa, Blue Mesa, Crested Butte, and the communities of the North Fork Valley the West Elk Loop pulls the visitor into the heart of the Western Slope. Length:  205 miles. Driving Time:  6-8 hours. Major Features: Black Canyon National Park, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Crawford State Park, Paonia State …

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Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway

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Starting at Ridgway, south of Montrose, the Unaweep Tabeguqche Scenic Byway is rich in the history of Western Colorado. From the mountain peaks of the San Juan Mountains to the canyon country of Unaweep Canyon the visitor is drawn to the vastness and beauty of Western Colorado. Length:  133 miles. Driving time:  3 hours. Major Features: San Miguel River Environmental Area, …

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Trail of the Ancients

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Located in the South- West corner of Colorado lies the monuments of the Anasazi or “Ancient Ones.” This arid section of Colorado is the home to over 6,000 number of archaeological sites of the Ancestral Puebloan and other Native American Cultures. Length:  116 miles. Driving Time:  3 hours. Features: Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Anasazi Heritage Center, Ute Mountain …

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Silver Thread Scenic Byway

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This scenic byway covers the rich history of mining camps including Lake City and Creede and crossing the continental divide at Slumgullion Pass. Length:  117 miles. Driving Time: 3 hours. Major Features: Collier State Wildlife Area, Rio Grande National Forest, Wheeler Geologic Natural Area, Creede Underground Mining Museum, Crede Historic Museum, Rio Grande County Museum, Creede Repertory Theatre, Hard Tack Mine Tours …

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San Juan Skyway

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Tour the majesty of the San Juan Mountains with this 236 mile loop starting south of Montrose. Visit mining towns, hot springs, an historic rail line, and a taste of the Four Corners area of Colorado. Length:  236 miles. Driving time:  6 hours. Major Features: Mesa Verde National Park, Anasazi Heritage Center, Four Wilderness Areas, Ouray Hot Springs, Durango & Silverton …

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Alpine Loop Scenic Byway

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Venture off road and four wheel in the San Juan Mountains on the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway on this summer only adventure. Length 63 miles. Driving time: 4- 6 hours. Major Features: 7 Ghost Towns, 2 High Alpine Passes, Wilderness Areas. Local Towns: Lake City, Ouray, and Silverton The Alpine Loop is an off road experience in the San Juan …