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Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway

Co-91, Leadville, CO 80461
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One of our favorites

This is a spectacular drive, one of our very favorites in Colorado. The stretch from Leadville to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DCfromKC
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Kansas City, Missouri
Amazing

Beautiful scenic drive. We were there in October and the weather was perfect! I highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Tanyabwilson
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Co-91, Leadville, CO 80461
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a spectacular drive, one of our very favorites in Colorado. The stretch from Leadville to Minturn has several great scenic vistas. A fairly easy drive, nothing treacherous. Beautiful in the fall.

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Beautiful scenic drive. We were there in October and the weather was perfect! I highly recommend making your way up there!

2  Thank Tanyabwilson
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the drive from Leadeville to this place, you passed through gold mines that are abandoned and the functioned back in the 1800s, you can snap a lot of pictures on the way there once you reach your destination please make sure that you...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is the highway is the highest paved highway in the United States, a little above 12,000 feet. It goes through the spectacular Independence Pass along the headwaters of the Arkansas River. In the spring and summer it is surrounded by wildflowers and beautiful vegetation....More

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

This route is very scenic, with many ups, downs, and curves. We saw an old mining town near Minturn which is now a ghost town. If you enjoy breathtaking Colorado scenery, this is a great route.

1  Thank rob77ohio
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

My experience is that Scenic Byways are usually well named, and this one is no exception. We made the loop from Breckenridge to Leadville and back, stopping for a visit in Leadville. The scenery on each leg of the trip is nothing short of spectacular...More

Thank CMN14
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was so fun to drive - but my wife was a nervous wreak! My wife doesn't like my driving anyway, but when you're winding up and down switchbacks on Independence Pass it can get a little exciting. We traveled from Salida to Aspen then...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. Nature lovers will not be disappointed. Plenty of picnic spots. Trails for the hikers. Take the time to visit this beautiful land of ours! Stunning 🌸

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Beautiful Drive Any Time of Year. I love this drive. I've been there Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring All can enjoy this drive. Enjoy!

Thank Don B
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

My favorite part of our trip!! Initially I was nervous about being in a rental car I'm not familiar with on narrow winding mountain roads. It even rained and sleeted for a bit, no problems. It was well worth it. I took my time and...More

Thank devindal
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Tonya M
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Response from Tanyabwilson | Reviewed this property |
It is also the Tennessee pass it is I 70
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Jayhawker64
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Response from Don B | Reviewed this property |
It is a highway between Copper on I-70 and Leadville, Co
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