Great Colorado Fall Foliage Drives
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Golden and Golden Gate Canyon State Park: Take Colorado 46 all the way through the park to the Peak-to-Peak Highway (Colorado 72).
Guanella Pass: Between Georgetown (I-70) and Grant (US 285)
Independence Pass: Take I-70 to Glenwood Springs, then drive south through Aspen on Colorado 82 to U.S. 24.
Grand Mesa: Colorado 65 east of Grand Junction and north of Delta
Morrison and Evergreen: Head west through Morrison and up Colorado 74 to Evergreen.
Maroon Bells: from Aspen, Maroon Creek (Forest Route 125) to Maroon Bells (no cars, you’ll have to go by bus or by bike)
Kenosha Pass: U.S. 285 southwest out of Denver to South Park
Poudre Canyon: Take I-25 north to Fort Collins, turn north on Colorado 14 and then west out of town and into the mountains. Drive along the Cache la Poudre River all the way over Cameron Pass to Walden, then go south on Colorado 125 through the Routt and Arapaho national forests back down to U.S. 40 at Granby.
Tennessee Pass/Vail: US 24 from Leadville to Vail
Peak to Peak Highway: Colorado 119, 72, and 7 between Black Hawk and Estes Park
Lizard Head Pass: Colorado 145 between Dolores and Telluride
National Scenic Byway: Colo. 96 from Pueblo to Westcliffe Navajo Trail, US 160: Between Pagosa Springs and Cortez