Colorado Attractions September 13, 2022
I-70 Practically Runs Through All Of Colorado And It’s A Beautiful Drive
If you are a Colorado native or have ever visited the Centennial State, you have probably driven I-70 through the mountains and cursed the memory of moving at a crawl during ski season. While I-70 does run through this part of the state, there is even more to see and love about this statewide road that winds through nearly all of Colorado’s diverse landscapes:
Running east and west from the Kansas line to the Utah line, I-70 spans an impressive 450 miles across the center of Colorado.
(If you think that 450 miles sound like a lot, try 2,151 miles, as I-70 begins at Cove Fort, Utah, and ends in Baltimore, Maryland.)
Before the construction of I-70, Coloradans and tourists depended on other small roads and highways, with the designation of I-70 announced in 1956 and completed in 1992.
When you drive along I-70 today, you will get a taste of Colorado's incredible landscapes, beginning -- or ending, depending on where you start -- with the Eastern Plains and its lush farmland and charming small towns.
After the country comes the big city, with I-70 winding through not only Denver but many of its eastern and western suburbs.
As soon as you leave the city, you will enter Colorado's famed purple mountain majesties, a la Glenwood Canyon, the Rocky Mountains (and its many towns), and the Eisenhower Tunnel.
Don't worry, Western Slope and your many plateaus and orchards - we (and I-70) didn't forget about you and your natural beauty!
While you can easily make this trip in a day, we recommend setting aside a few nights, as there are many things to see, do, and eat along I-70.
To learn more about this beautiful stretch of road - including current conditions - please visit the Colorado Department of Transportation's
For even more of our favorite Colorado drives, click on
This Scenic 103-Mile Drive Just May Be The Most Underrated Adventure In Colorado. Address: Interstate 70, I-70, Glenwood Springs, CO, USA