There is no denying that Colorado is chock-full of gorgeous scenery… but if you are looking for the ultimate in memorable views, there is no topping these 11 scenic overlooks, which could just be considered the crème de la crème of Colorado’s beauty:
1. Flagstaff Mountain (Boulder)
If you are searching for a picture perfect view of the Front Range after dark, there is no topping this well-lit view atop Boulder's Flagstaff Mountain!
2. Box Canyon Falls (Ouray)
The mountain town of Ouray is already beautiful... but seeing it from the foot bridge at Box Canyon Falls? Incredible.
3. Garden of the Gods Overlook (Colorado Springs)
The best way to see these awe-inspiring rock formations? With Pikes Peak as their background, of course! Once you are finished down below...
4. Pikes Peak Summit (Colorado Springs)
...it is time to make the trek up to the summit of Pikes Peak to see Colorado Springs in all of its glory.
5. Sapphire Point (Dillon)
Do you know why they call it Sapphire Point? It's because the sunrises and sunsets are a true gem... (See what I did there?)
6. Rainbow Curve Overlook (Estes Park)
The view from the Rainbow Curve Overlook definitely isn't for the faint of heart, so view with caution! (Trust me; it's daunting but well worth the trip.)
7. San Juan Skyway (Durango)
I don't know about you, but I know where I will be heading every fall for the rest of my life...
8. Lookout Mountain (Golden)
No time to escape the big city? No problem! Lookout Mountain is located a mere 20 minutes from Denver (yet you will feel like you're miles away...)!
9. American Eagles Scenic Overlook (Victor)
For an even more unique overlook with a historic twist, be sure to check out the American Eagles Scenic Overlook and Trail.
10. Mount Meeker Scenic Overlook (Meeker)
The Mount Meeker Scenic Overlook offers views of colorful trees, majestic mountain peaks, and the lovely Rocky Mountain National Park for as far as the eye can see...
11. Independence Pass (Pitkin County)
Last but certainly not least is the view you will find from the famous Independence Pass, which was once crossed by the likes of Ute Native Americans, Zebulon Pike, and many others.