menu search

A Drive Down Colorado’s Loneliest Highway Will Take You Miles And Miles Away From It All

When you are feeling stressed, there is nothing quite as relaxing as taking a quiet drive through some of Colorado’s beautiful countryside. However, with so many roads to choose from, it may be difficult to figure out which path to take, which is why we have done our homework and recommend taking a drive down this lonely, albeit unforgettable Colorado highway:

Spanning just over 100 miles, Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway is a historic highway that begins in Pueblo and guides motorists around some of the most beautiful spots in south central Colorado. Climbing from an elevation of 4,600 feet all the way up to 9,400 feet, Frontier Pathways winds through not only purple mountain majesties, but also colorful prairie, fragrant wildflowers, and historic landmarks galore. Speaking of historic landmarks, if you feel like getting out and stretching during your quiet drive, you have your pick of over 20 points of interest, including the jaw-dropping Bishop Castle, Jackson Hill Stage Shop, and several abandoned mining towns and turn-of-the-century homesteads. What was once a highly trafficked area for fur traders and trappers, Spanish conquistadors, and Ute Indians is now the smooth and quiet two-lane Frontier Pathway; a quiet and seemingly lonely road that we recommend visiting at least once!

Want to keep driving? Then check out these 11 Country Roads In Colorado That Are Pure Bliss.

Annie
Annie is a freelance writer, content editor, and marketing whiz with a background in broadcasting and a passion for chicken nachos. When she isn't gushing about her love of Colorado, you can find her chasing after her two adorable sons and/or dreaming up a new home improvement project for her husband.