Scenic Driving

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Scenic driving opportunities include:  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 on the Leadville Ranger District. The Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway traverses through the lush Wet Mountains, providing views of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range on the San Carlos Ranger District.

The Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands provide self-guided auto tours that highlight historic sites, wildlife viewing and picnic areas. Sites include Lesser Prairie Chicken viewing areas, the Santa Fe National Historic Trail and the refreshing Cimarron River.