Scenic Northern/Central Colorado Drives

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Take the long way:
U.S. 285 over Kenosha Pass and then down into South Park. At Fairplay, turn right on Colorado 9, which you'll take over Hoosier Pass into Breckenridge.

Over Willow Creek Pass between Granby and Walden Colorado

Between Crested Butte and Gunnison

Boreas Pass:
Between Como and Breckenridge

Castlewood Canyon:
Colorado 83 in Franktown

Chaffee County:
Take U.S. 285 to County Road 162 south of Buena Vista, past Mount Princeton Hot Springs, to St. Elmo in the Collegiate Peaks vicinity.

Colorado 67:
Between Divide and Cripple Creek

Colorado 76:
Between Divide and Cripple Creek Colorado

Cottonwood Pass:
Colorado 306 between Buena Vista and Taylor Park

Woodland Park to Sedalia on Colorado 67

Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park:
Trail Ridge Road (US 34)

Flat Tops Country:
Between Buford and New Castle

Gold Camp Road:
From The Broadmoor to Cripple Creek

Golden and Golden Gate Canyon State Park:
Take Colorado 46 all the way through the park to the Peak-to-Peak Highway (Colorado 72).

Grand Mesa:
Colorado 65 east of Grand Junction and north of Delta

Guanella Pass:
Between Georgetown (I-70) and Grant (US 285)

Independence Pass:
Take I-70 to Glenwood Springs, then drive south through Aspen on Colorado 82 to U.S. 24.

Kenosha Pass:
U.S. 285 southwest out of Denver to South Park

Maroon Bells:
from Aspen, Maroon Creek (Forest Route 125) to Maroon Bells (no cars, you'll have to go by bus or by bike)

Monarch Pass:
US 50 from Salida to Gunnison

Morrison and Evergreen:
Head west through Morrison and up Colorado 74 to Evergreen.

Peak to Peak Highway:
Colorado 119, 72, and 7 between Black Hawk and Estes Park

Poudre Canyon:
Take I-25 north to Fort Collins, turn north on Colorado 14 and then west out of town and into the mountains. Drive along the Cache la Poudre River all the way over Cameron Pass to Walden, then go south on Colorado 125 through the Routt and Arapaho national forests back down to U.S. 40 at Granby.

Rampart Range Road:
Between Sedalia and Woodland Park

Steamboat Springs:
Elk River country north and Buffalo Pass east

Tennessee Pass/Vail:
US 24 from Leadville to Vail

Trail Ridge Road:
(US 34) through Rocky Mountain National Park

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