Discover Scenic Byways and Small Towns During a Colorado Summer Roadtrip


New for Summer 2020, the Colorado Tourism Office has launched an interactive micro-site  highlighting the state's 26 Scenic & Historic Byways. The site includes an interactive map, which clicks through to each byway and allows travelers to sort by region, interest or season. Guests can take a deep dive into each byway to discover trip tips, side-trip suggestions and more. A few highlights include:

Southern Colorado's Highway of Legends Historic and Scenic Byway: Travel beneath the iconic Spanish Peaks on the Highway of Legends Scenic Byway.  The lore of this area is vivid, swirling in spiritual myths of the American Indians and the history of their clashes with Spanish explorers.

Silver Thread Scenic Byway: This Byway travels through breathtaking, only-in-Colorado views and stretches of land so remote travelers will feel as though they're trekking through uncharted territory while discovering hidden treasures in two historic districts, Creede and Lake City.

Trail of the Ancients Byway: Colorado's Trail of The Ancients takes visitors to two remote national monuments and Mesa Verde National Park. This National Scenic Byway near Cortez and Dolores takes roadtrippers through the heart of the landscape and unique history of the American Southwest.