It happens when you crest a hill. Or when you turn a corner. An expanse of all that is Colorado is illuminated in front of you. Stop, park, get out of the car, and enjoy some killer views! Here are our favorite scenic overlooks in Colorado:

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1. Independence Pass

Independence Pass - OutThere Colorado

2. Garden of the Gods Overlook on Juniper Way Loop

Garden of the Gods Overlook - OutThere Colorado

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3. Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook on County Road 304 (off of Hwy 24)

4. Wilkerson Pass Overlook Off of US-24

5. Dillon Reservoir/Frisco Overlook off I-70

Frisco Overlook - OutThere Colorado

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6. Red Cliff Overlook (near the town of Red Cliff) and The Silver Bridge on US-24

Redcliff Overlook Photo Credit Mangos Mountain Grill - OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Mangos Mountain Grill.

7. Ouray Overlook: Million Dollar Highway (US-550) overlooking Ouray, CO

Ouray Overlook - OutThere Colorado

8. Echo Lake Overlook: Looking north on Mount Evans Rd near Echo Lake and Echo Lake Park

Echo Lake Overlook - OutThere Colorado

9. Rainbow Curve Overlook on Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park

Rainbow Curve Overlook - OutThere Colorado

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