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Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway

Hwy 141-Hwy 145, Whitewater, CO
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Much more scenic than I-70

I decided to add this route to our trip back to Denver from Moab. It added about an hour and a half... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Brian B
via mobile
Gas Up Before You Go!!!

We took this route from Grand Junction to Ridgway and are glad we did. Just be sure to start with a... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Erie, Colorado
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Hwy 141-Hwy 145, Whitewater, CO
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I decided to add this route to our trip back to Denver from Moab. It added about an hour and a half and was totally worth it. I had planned on using the La Sal Loop/Dolores Safari Route/John Brown Canyon but it didn't seem accessible...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We took this route from Grand Junction to Ridgway and are glad we did. Just be sure to start with a full gas tank. When we left Highway 550 at Whitewater, we saw a sign warning that there was no gas for 44 miles. There...More

Thank Dookie62
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We often do this drive when we just want to unwind. You travel through such varied geology - Unaweep Canyon was carved as deep as the Black Canyon, but has filled in with lake silt which created a U shaped canyon from the original V...More

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I travel Hwy 141 often as I live just north of the town of Naturita, which sits on the scenic byway and also home to the only visitors center on the entire 133 mile route. This alternate route bypasses the busy highway serving Montrose, Delta...More

Thank PK144
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Instead of taking the quickest route from Telluride to Grand Junction, we took the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic & Historic Byway (highways 145 and 141) that I had first read about on TA. The scenery was varied: red rocks, flat farm land, mountains, amazing rock layers and...More

Thank VickiAnne_11
Reviewed 21 July 2016

A friend and I drove through here on our way from Grand Junction to Bedrock, CO. Amazing views! We had no idea that we were in for such a treat. The canyon changes constantly and is never boring. We left the scenic byway and drove...More

Thank PluffMudder
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Highway 141 offers a traveler the opportunity for an intimate experience in the canyon country of the Colorado Plateau. If driving from north to south the drive starts by climbing into Unaweep Canyon through layers of Sandstone then entering the 1.7 billion year old granite...More

Thank Tomas D
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This is a spectacular drive with a variety of scenery. The best part in my opinion ir the drive from Gateway to Naturist along the Dolores river canyon. It is beautiful, unspoiled and uncrowded. There are no commercial activities or gas but plenty of place...More

1  Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Thinking this drive would be across a high flat desert we left Telluride and came into high country pastures, farms, small towns with lovely vistas of the surrounding mountains. The road quickly turned into a canyon that only became more monumental and spectacular the farther...More

1  Thank Roadrunnergo
Reviewed 16 August 2015

As a local when someone comes to visit we always take them on this scenic drive. It shows the many facits of Colorado, from desert to canyons. A drive where you can see desert big horns on high rocks and huge elk in the valley....More

1  Thank April A
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