The views along Colorado’s many mountain roads can be one of the most satisfying reasons to travel in the Centennial State. The speed limit here might be high, but you’ll want to drive slow along these routes to catch the view.

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9. Independence Pass Scenic Drive

Independence Pass - OutThere Colorado

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8. Garden of the Gods Scenic Drive

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Garden of the Gods with Pikes Peak in the background.

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7. South Fork to Creede Scenic Drive

Bristol Head Peak in Autumn OutThere Colorado
Bristol Head Peak in southern Colorado, stands like a sentinel near the old mining town of Creede.

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6. Curecanti National Recreation Area Scenic Drive

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5. Unaweep – Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway

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Red/Rusty Dolores River Canyon, part of Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway, Colorado, USA.

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4. Bachelor Loop Scenic Drive

Bachelor Loop Amethyst Mine Larry Myhre OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Larry Myhre

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3. Pikes Peak Highway Scenic Drive

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Pikes Peak Highway, Colorado.

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2. Rim Rock Scenic Drive

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Colorado National Monument, Rim Rock Drive Looking North. Photo Credit: gprawl

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1. Trail Ridge Road Scenic Drive

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Sunset at the top of Trail Ridge Road, the highest (12,183 feet) continuous highway in the USA, with the Longs Peak (14,259 feet) rising high in the background. Photo Credit: SeanXu (iStock)

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