This Epic Drive In Colorado Will Take You To Incredible Places

For those of you who do not know me, I grew up in Northern Colorado and made many trips with my family to both Estes Park and Grand Lake. One of the memories that sticks out the most about these trips is the stunning (albeit steep) windy road that lead one from the Fort Collins area to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The road that I am referring to is (of course) Trail Ridge, and if you have yet to take it, here is what you’re missing:

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No matter the time of year, you are guaranteed to find the most beautiful colors and scenes along this Continental Divide highway, which is both the highest continuous road and byway in the country. Whether you are taking the road as a way to get from point A to point B, or if you are just out for a Sunday afternoon drive, be sure to plan to spend at least 2 hours along the 48-mile stretch—and keep your eyes peeled for ample wildlife sightings.

Want to keep the good times rolling? You’re in luck, as These 12 Beautiful Byways In Colorado Are Perfect For A Scenic Drive!