Epic Colorado Drives

August 20th, 2015 by

3 Most Epic Colorado Drives Part II

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not explore our beautiful state of Colorado? From the running rivers to the plains, there are probably several areas that you haven’t yet explored. And there’s no better time than now to get out there.

This weekend, take your MINI (and some company) for a drive through one of Colorado’s most beautiful byways. Whether you’ve been to them all or you’ve never heard of most of them, they all offer different views and glimpses of history. With a little help from the Colorado Department of Transportation, we found a few spots you won’t be able to resist.

Here are 3 more epic Colorado drives:

Flat Tops Trail

  • Length: 82 miles
  • Drive time: 2 hours

Get away from the city and feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven. Flat Tops Trail is one of Colorado’s most beautiful areas to visit, as it stays beautiful during every season. The area used to be White River Plateau Timberland Reserve, which is now part of the National Forest. This means that it’s practically untouched and is maintained to be picturesque always. On your drive, you’ll also see mines, ranches and woodlands.

Silver Thread

  • Length: 117 miles
  • Driving time: 3 hours

If you’re looking for a longer drive, head to Silver Thread, where all 117 miles in length will offer something uniquely beautiful. The main attraction here is North Clear Creek Falls, an incredible waterfall that dips down into trees and the region below. From this area, you can also see the tips of Uncompahgre Peak,

Colorado River Headwaters

  • Length: 80 miles
  • Driving time: 2 hours

For a drive that offers more activities than a hike and looking out the window, head to the Colorado River Headwaters. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, this area “begins at Grand Lake, an old resort town on the shores of Colorado’s largest natural lake, and ends on a gravel road through spectacular Upper Gore Canyon.” Partake in finishing, canoeing and rafting, along with taking a quick dip in the cold waters.

Find more Colorado byways to take a drive through.

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