Colorado October 17, 2018
This 2-Hour Drive Through Colorado Is The Best Way To See This Year’s Fall Colors
If you are like me, you are already dreaming of what outdoor adventures this weekend may bring. If you pine for Colorado’s changing and oh-so vibrant fall colors, we recommend spending a day on this two-hour drive through some of Colorado’s best autumn colors.
Running from gorgeous Aspen...
...to glorious Leadville is the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway, which is quite possibly one of the best roads in all of Colorado!
Spanning 82 miles, Top of the Rockies features an elevation of 9,000+ feet, which is how it earned its majestic name.
In addition to the historic mountain towns, Top of the Rockies is home to other points of interest, like Mount Elbert...
At 14,440 feet, Mount Elbert isn't only the highest point in both Colorado and the Mississippi River drainage basin, but the second-highest in the entire United States (with the highest being California's Mount Whitney at 14,505 feet).
Fun fact: This colorful part of the Centennial State was once home to an original line for the iconic Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.
...and a number of in-town attractions, like the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum and the Victorian-era Delaware Hotel.
As if you really needed another reason to drive the Top of the Rockies, the pristine road is also home some of the best fall colors in all of Colorado!
Are you ready to see this perfection with your own eyes? So far we! We'll see you on the road, Colorado!
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