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Old 03-02-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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I'm trying to compile a list of beautiful places/landmarks/interesting scenes that people can see from a highway/trailhead/backroad in Colorado. Basically any place that can be accessed by truck or even a decent 4wd or less than a ~.5 mile walk.

So far, I have:

* Maroon Bells
* Capitol Peak Trailhead
* Saint Malo Church
* Garden of the Gods
* Dallas Divide/Wilson Peak
* Mount Evans summit

Anyone have any ideas to add to it? Thanks for the help!
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Everything outside your windows as you drive the Million Dollar Highway?
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:17 AM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Everything outside your windows as you drive the Million Dollar Highway?
Ditto for Independence Pass.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Rabbit Ears Peak
Rocky Mountain National Park
Colorado National Monument
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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Default Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Black Canyon of the Gunnison has a road that you can pretty much see everything from with optional short walks to the edge where it goes inward. But there is plenty to see from the turn outs.

http://www.nps.gov/blca/index.htm

Navigate to:
Plan your visit
Things to do
Scenic drives

The Great Sand Dunes National Park is pretty spectacular. The visitor center shows a video on how the dunes were formed with is interesting.
http://www.nps.gov/grsa/index.htm

Also at Mesa Verde you can get a good look at the cliff dwellings from the scenic overlooks. There is a small museum that is interesting.
http://www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm

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