Having the Rocky Mountains in your backyard is a dream come true. And Colorado is one of the few states where you can swim, hike, and ski — all in the same day! But you can also drive. So buckle your seatbelt for some scenic sightseeing.
Here are 3 must-do drives every Coloradan should experience:
1. Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway – Make sure to stop for selfies because this 115-mile trail includes 3 mountain passes and 4 watersheds. Start your drive at Copper Mountain on Highway 91.
2. The Scenic Highway of Legends – 110 miles of breathtaking beauty awaits you on Highway 12. Enjoy the view as you pass Tercio Valley, the Spanish Peaks, and the infamous House on the Bridge.
3. Peak-to-Peak Byway– Established in 1918, Peak-to-Peak is Colorado’s oldest scenic byway. Beginning on Highway 7 in Estes Park, keep your eye out for Lily Mountain and Twin Sisters Peak.
If these drives don’t quench your thirst for majestic mountain views, you may want to consider moving to the beach.