Scenic Driving

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The Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway offers breathtaking views from the historic towns of Leadville and Twin Lakes to Independence Pass at 12,095 feet.

The Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway traverses through the lush Wet Mountains, providing views of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range.

Picket Wire Guided Auto Tour provides the only motorized access into the Picket Wire Canyonlands, home to the largest dinosaur tracksite in North America.

Collegiate Peaks Byway parallels the Continental Divide at the foot of the Sawatch Range with the highest concentration of peaks over 14,000 feet in the country.

Pikes Peak Highway paves the way to the summit of “America’s Mountain” at 14,115 feet. 

Carrizo Auto Tour points of interest include the Granada-Fort Union military road, Carrizo and Picture canyons, and the Santa Fe Historic Trail.


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities