Want a more casual, leisurely Colorado experience? Jump into your car and head out for a scenic drive. Colorado’s web of picturesque roads climbs mountain passes, cruises through valleys, and circles alpine lakes. With some of the country’s highest roads and most daring mountain-blasted tunnels, there’s excitement and history around every bend.
Colorado’s four distinct seasons shine from the road. Winter brings the majesty of snow-capped peaks, spring sparkles with green, summer showcases brilliant wildflowers, and fall delivers aspen leaves that glitter like gold. There’s no need to hike a trail, ride a bike, or jump on an ATV to see it all. From the comfort of your car, scenic drives like Independence Pass, Clear Creek Reservoir, and Top of the Rockies scenic byway are waiting to show off Colorado’s beauty.