This half-day road trip in Colorado’s Pikes Peak region circles ‘America’s Mountain.’ Drive over mountain passes, visit historic towns, and catch high elevation views on this 115ish-mile one-tank road trip. As an added bonus, this road trip includes a drive through Colorado’s ‘Gold Belt. This portion of the drive features multiple scenic roads, giving drivers the choice of taking Phantom Canyon Road, Shelf Road, or Teller County Road to High Park Road.

Editor's Note: This road trip is designed to allow for limited stopping. It can be driven in one go with no breaks. Please be highly aware of COVID-19 rules and restrictions present along the way.

Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.

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You turn left at Divide, not right.


Thanks, that's been fixed!


What is actually the best is that people learn their directions then you could have just said you turn South.


I would suggest if you don't know your directions and don't want to learn directions you should never leave home.

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