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Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways[1][2][3] are highway and backroad routes in the U.S. state of Colorado designated by the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission[4] for their scenic and historic values. These byways follow existing roads or highways and are signed with a Colorado blue columbine (the Colorado state flower) logo denoting the route. The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Program was established in March 1989, and is one of the oldest state scenic byway programs. Since 1989, the program has designated 26 Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways with 2,585 miles (4,160 km) of roadway, 4,459 miles (7,176 km) including scenic byway extensions in adjacent states.

In addition to state scenic byway designations, four federal agencies designate specific types of scenic byways:

  1. The Federal Highway Administration designates National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads (the highest designation.)
  2. The National Park Service administers congressionally authorized National Parkways.
  3. The United States Forest Service designates and manages National Forest Scenic Byways in National Forests and National Grasslands.
  4. The Bureau of Land Management designates and manages Back Country Byways in areas managed by the BLM.

The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission works closely with these four federal agencies to select scenic and historic byways that meet federal criteria. Of the 26 current Colorado designated byways, 21 already have a federal designation as well. These include two All-American Roads,[5] 11 National Scenic Byways,[5] ten National Forest Scenic Byways,[6] and three Back Country Byways.[7]

The 13 combined All-American Roads and National Scenic Byways in Colorado are currently the most of any state. Five Colorado byways currently have two federal designations. The San Juan Skyway Scenic and Historic Byway is both an All-American Road and a National Forest Scenic Byway. The Grand Mesa National Scenic Byway, the Highway of Legends National Scenic Byway, and the Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway are both National Scenic Byways and National Forest Scenic Byways. The Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway is both a National Scenic Byway and a Back Country Byway.

Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission

The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission[8] was established in 1989 to administer the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Program. The Governor of Colorado appoints the members of the commission.[9]

The program is a statewide partnership intended to provide recreational, educational, and economic benefits to residents and visitors by designating, interpreting, protecting, and promoting a system of outstanding touring routes in Colorado.

Proposed routes are nominated by local communities and approved by the Commission, but byway development is managed at the local level.

The Commission works with:

The Commission uses the following criteria to select potential byways:

  1. The proposed Scenic and Historic Byway must possess unusual, exceptional, and distinctive scenic, recreational, historical, educational, scientific, geological, natural, wildlife, cultural, or ethnic features.
  2. The proposed Scenic and Historic Byway must be suitable for the prescribed types of vehicular use.
  3. The proposed Scenic and Historic Byway must be an existing route and have legal public access.
  4. The proposed Scenic and Historic Byway must have strong local support and proponents must demonstrate coordination with relevant agencies.
  5. The proposed Scenic and Historic Byway must be accompanied by a conceptual plan, as specified in the nomination process.

The Commission favors proposed byways with both scenic and historic features. Byways with predominantly scenic features are labeled a "Scenic Byway" or a "National Scenic Byway" if also an All-American Road or a National Scenic Byway. Byways with predominantly historic features are labeled a "Historic Byway". Byways with both strong scenic and historic features are labeled a "Scenic and Historic Byway".

Scenic Byways

Table of the 26 Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways
Name Length
[a]
Southern or western terminus Northern or eastern terminus Date Description Ref
Alpine Loop Back Country Byway
63 miles
101 km
Loop from Ouray to Engineer Pass,[b] Capitol City,[c] Lake City, Lake San Cristobal, Cinnamon Pass,[d] and back to Ouray, or on to Animas Forks and Silverton[e] 1989 This spectacular Back Country Byway traverses the rugged San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado.[f][g] [10][11][12]
Cache la Poudre-North Park Scenic Byway
101 miles
163 km
Walden Fort Collins 1991 This National Forest Scenic Byway explores Poudre Canyon, Cameron Pass,[h] and North Park in north-central Colorado. [13][14][15]
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway
57 miles
92 km
Poncha Springs or Salida SH 82 north of Granite 2015 This Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway follows the Arkansas River past the majestic Collegiate Peaks in central Colorado. [16][17][18]
Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway
80 miles
129 km
State Bridge Grand Lake 2008 This National Scenic Byway follows the headwaters of the Colorado River in north-central Colorado.[i] [19][20][21]
Dinosaur Diamond Scenic and Historic Byway
134 miles
216 km[j]
Loop from Grand Junction to Colorado NM, Fruita, Douglas Pass, Rangely, Dinosaur, Dinosaur NM, Vernal, Duchesne, Price, Green River, Arches NP, Moab, and back to Grand Junction 1997 This National Scenic Byway loops through the dinosaur fossil laden canyon country of northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah. [22][23][24][25]
Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway
82 miles
132 km
SH 13 in Meeker SH 131 in Yampa 1991 This National Forest Scenic Byway traverses the Flat Tops range of northwestern Colorado.[g][i] [26][27][28]
Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway
103 miles
166 km
Westcliffe I-25 exit 98B in Pueblo or I-25 exit 74 1998 This National Scenic Byway passes through the Wet Mountains region of south-central Colorado.[k] [29][30][31]
Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway
131 miles
211 km
Loop from Cañon City to Florence, Phantom Canyon, Victor, Cripple Creek,[l] Florissant Fossil Beds NM, Florissant, Royal Gorge, and back to Cañon City 2000 This National Scenic Byway and Back Country Byway explores the historic Gold Belt mining region of central Colorado.[i][m] [32][33][34]
Grand Mesa Scenic Byway
63 miles
101 km
Cedaredge I-70 exit 49 1991 This National Scenic Byway and National Forest Scenic Byway crosses the enormous Grand Mesa in western Colorado. [35][36][37]
Guanella Pass Scenic Byway
22 miles
35 km
US 285 near Grant I-70 exit 232 in Georgetown 1991 This National Forest Scenic Byway crosses the beautiful Front Range mountains of central Colorado.[g][i][n] [38][39][40]
Highway of Legends Scenic Byway
82 miles
132 km
I-25 exit 14 in Trinidad Walsenburg or Aguilar 2021 This National Scenic Byway and National Forest Scenic Byway circles the historic Spanish Peaks of south-central Colorado.[g][i][o] [41][42][43]
Lariat Loop Scenic and Historic Byway
40 miles
64 km
Loop from Golden to Lookout Mountain Park, Genesee Park, Evergreen, Morrison, Red Rocks Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Mount Vernon, Dakota Cut, and back to Golden 2002 This National Scenic Byway explores the Front Range foothills west of Denver.[p] [44][45][46]
Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway
129 miles
208 km
Cumbres Pass[q] Alamosa 2000 This Back Country Byway traverses the historic San Luis Valley to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in south-central Colorado.[r] [47][48][49]
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
49 miles
79 km
I-70 exit 240 in Idaho Springs SH 74 in Bergen Park 1991 This National Forest Scenic Byway climbs to the 14,271-foot (4,350 m) summit of Mount Evans in central Colorado.[g][s] [50][51][52]
Pawnee Pioneer Trails Scenic Byway
128 miles
206 km
Ault Sterling or Fort Morgan 1992 This Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway explores the shortgrass prairie region of Pawnee National Grassland in northeastern Colorado.[i] [53][54][55]
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
55 miles
89 km
Blackhawk[t] Estes Park 1989 This National Forest Scenic Byway crosses the beautiful Front Range foothills to Rocky Mountain National Park in north-central Colorado. [56][57][58]
San Juan Skyway Scenic and Historic Byway
236 miles
380 km
Loop from Durango to Coal Bank Pass,[u] Molas Pass,[v] Silverton, Red Mountain Pass,[w] Ouray, Ridgway, Dallas Divide, Telluride, Lizard Head Pass,[x] Rico, Dolores, Canyons of the Ancients NM, Cortez, Mesa Verde NP, Mancos, and back to Durango 1989 This All-American Road and National Forest Scenic Byway loops through the spectacular San Juan Mountains to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado.[y] [59][60][61]
Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway
188 miles
303 km[z]
Santa Fe, New Mexico US 50 east of Holly, Colorado 1991 This National Scenic Byway follows the Santa Fe National Historic Trail through southeastern Colorado and northern New Mexico.[aa] [62][63][64][65]
Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway
117 miles
188 km
US 160 in South Fork US 50 west of Gunnison 1989 This National Scenic Byway and National Forest Scenic Byway traverses the historic San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado.[ab] [66][67][68]
South Platte River Trail Scenic and Historic Byway
19 miles
31 km
Loop from Julesburg to Ovid and back to Julesburg 1991 This Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway explores the historic Pony Express region of northeastern Colorado. [69][70][71]
Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway
115 miles
185 km
Aspen I-70 exit 171 near Minturn or I-70 exit 195 at Copper Mountain 1993 This National Scenic Byway explores the highest region of the Rocky Mountains located in central Colorado.[g][ac] [72][73][74]
Tracks Across Borders Scenic and Historic Byway
89 miles
143 km[ad]
Durango, Colorado Dulce, New Mexico or Chimney Rock National Monument, Colorado 2015 This Scenic and Historic Byway follows a historic narrow-gauge railroad route through the Ute and Apache lands of southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico.[i] [75][76][77]
Trail of the Ancients Scenic and Historic Byway
116 miles
187 km[ae]
Loop from Cortez to Canyons of the Ancients NM, Lowry Pueblo,[af] Hovenweep NM, Bluff, Goosenecks, Mexican Hat, Monument Valley, Kayenta, Mexican Water, Four Corners Monument, Ute Mountain, Towaoc, Yucca House NM,[ag] and back to Cortez[ah] 1994 This National Scenic Byway loops through the historic Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Four Corners region of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.[i] [78][79][80][81][82][83][84]
Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Scenic Byway
48 miles
77 km
Grand Lake Estes Park 1996 This All-American Road crosses the magnificent Rocky Mountain National Park in north-central Colorado.[g][ai] [85][86][87]
Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway
133 miles
214 km
Placerville Whitewater 1990 This Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway explores the Colorado Plateau canyon country of western Colorado. [88][89][90]
West Elk Loop Scenic and Historic Byway
205 miles
330 km
Loop from Carbondale to Redstone, McClure Pass, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Kebler Pass,[aj] and back to Carbondale 1991 This National Forest Scenic Byway explores the historic West Elk Mountains of west-central Colorado.[g][i] [91][92][93]

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See also

Notes

  1. ^ Total scenic byway length in Colorado and adjacent states
  2. ^ Engineer Pass has an elevation of 12,800 feet (3,901 m).
  3. ^ Capitol City is a ghost town that was once proposed to replace Denver as the state capital of Colorado. The foundation of the would-be state capitol building remains.
  4. ^ Cinnamon Pass has an elevation of 12,640 feet (3,853 m).
  5. ^ The Silverton Historic District, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and the Shenandoah-Dives (Mayflower) Mill on the Alpine Loop Back Country Byway are National Historic Landmarks.
  6. ^ Most of the Alpine Loop Back Country Byway is on unimproved roads that require a high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h A portion of this byway is closed in late autumn, winter, and early spring.
  8. ^ Cameron Pass has an elevation of 10,276 feet (3,132 m).
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i A portion of this byway is on gravel road.
  10. ^ The Dinosaur Diamond National Scenic Byway has 134 miles (216 km) of Colorado roadway[22] and the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway has 328 miles (528 km) of Utah roadway.[23]
  11. ^ History Colorado operates the El Pueblo History Museum on the Frontier Pathways National Scenic Byway.
  12. ^ The Cripple Creek Historic District on the Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway is a National Historic Landmark.
  13. ^ The Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway has three alternate routes. Vehicles over 25 feet (7.6 m) long are not allowed on the Phantom Canyon Road. The Shelf Road may require a high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle. The High Park Road is paved and does not have restrictions. The Garden Park Fossil Area on the Shelf Road is a National Natural Landmark.
  14. ^ Guanella Pass has an elevation of 11,669 feet (3,557 m).
  15. ^ The Spanish Peaks on the Highway of Legends National Scenic Byway are a National Natural Landmark. Both East Spanish Peak at elevation 12,688 feet (3,867 m) and West Spanish Peak at elevation 13,631 feet (4,155 m) are higher than any point in the United States farther east.
  16. ^ The Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp on the Lariat Loop Scenic and Historic Byway is a National Historic Landmark. The Morrison-Golden Fossil Areas are a National Natural Landmark.
  17. ^ Cumbres Pass has an elevation of 10,022 feet (3,055 m).
  18. ^ The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad on Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway is a National Historic Landmark. The Town of San Luis (San Luis de la Culebra) is the oldest town in Colorado. History Colorado operates the Fort Garland Museum.
  19. ^ Colorado State Highway 5 on the Mount Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved road in North America with its upper terminus at 14,140 feet (4,310 m) elevation near the summit of Mount Evans. Summit Lake on Mount Evans is a National Natural Landmark. Vehicles over 30 feet (9.1 m) long are not allowed on State Highway 5, but are allowed on State Highway 103 which reaches its highest elevation of 11,020 feet (3,359 m) at Juniper Pass.
  20. ^ The Central City/Black Hawk Historic District on the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway is a National Historic Landmark.
  21. ^ Coal Bank Pass has an elevation of 10,640 feet (3,240 m).
  22. ^ Molas Pass has an elevation of 10,910 feet (3,330 m).
  23. ^ Red Mountain Pass has an elevation of 11,018 feet (3,358 m).
  24. ^ Lizard Head Pass has an elevation of 10,222 feet (3,116 m).
  25. ^ The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, the Silverton Historic District, and the Telluride Historic District on the San Juan Skyway Scenic and Historic Byway are National Historic Landmarks.
  26. ^ The Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway has 188 miles (303 km) of Colorado roadway[62] and the Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway has 381 miles (613 km) of New Mexico roadway.[63]
  27. ^ The Amache National Historic Site, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, and Raton Pass on the Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway are National Historic Landmarks. History Colorado operates the Trinidad History Museum. Spanish Peaks and Raton Mesa are National Natural Landmarks.
  28. ^ The Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway crosses the Continental Divide on Spring Creek Pass at 10,898 feet (3,322 m) elevation, but reaches its highest elevation of 11,530 feet (3,514 m) at Slumgullion Summit. The Slumgullion Earthflow is a National Natural Landmark.
  29. ^ The Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway showcases the two highest peaks of the Rocky Mountains: Mount Elbert at elevation 14,440 feet (4,401.2 m) and Mount Massive at elevation 14,428 feet (4,398 m). The byway crosses the Continental Divide at Independence Pass at 12,095 feet (3,687 m) elevation, Fremont Pass at 11,318 feet (3,450 m) elevation, and Tennessee Pass at 10,424 feet (3,177 m) elevation. The gold mining ghost town of Independence is a historic townsite 2.2 miles (4 km) west of Independence Pass. The Leadville Historic District is a National Historic Landmark. History Colorado operates the Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin in Leadville. The City of Leadville is the highest incorporated city in North America with a downtown elevation of 10,152 feet (3,094 m).
  30. ^ The Tracks Across Borders Scenic and Historic Byway has 89 miles (143 km) of Colorado roadway[75] and the Narrow-Gauge Scenic Byway has 9.9 miles (16 km) of New Mexico roadway.[76]
  31. ^ The Trail of the Ancients Scenic and Historic Byway has 116 miles (187 km) of Colorado roadway,[78] the Trail of the Ancients National Scenic Byway has 366 miles (589 km) of Utah roadway,[79] the Kayenta-Monument Valley Scenic Road has 26 miles (42 km) of Arizona roadway,[80] the Dine' Tah "Among the People" Scenic Road has 100.3 miles (161 km) of Arizona roadway,[81] and the Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway has 662.4 miles (1,066 km) of New Mexico roadway.[82]
  32. ^ Lowry Pueblo in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is a National Historic Landmark.
  33. ^ Yucca House National Monument is undeveloped.
  34. ^ This 282-mile (454 km) Four Corners loop is only a portion of the entire 1,271-mile (2,045 km) Trail of the Ancients Scenic and Historic Byway system.
  35. ^ The Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow National Scenic Byway (US 34) is the highest continuous paved highway in North America with its high point at 12,183 feet (3,713 m) elevation near Fall River Pass. The highway crosses the Continental Divide at the much lower Milner Pass at 10,759 feet (3,279 m) elevation. The Beaver Meadows Visitor Center is a National Historic Landmark.
  36. ^ Kebler Pass has an elevation of 10,007 feet (3,050 m).

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Coordinates: 38°59′50″N 105°32′52″W / 38.9972°N 105.5478°W / 38.9972; -105.5478 (State of Colorado)