As we at Mr. Glassworks have expanded our windshield replacement and repair services to Colorado, we have been impressed with the awesome locations to visit in nature. Here are our three favorite scenic byways in Colorado (so far!).

  1. Highway of the Legends

highway of legends drive in colorado showing 2 mountains, trees, and a beautiful lake

Southern Colorado

The Highway of Legends passes through many different landscapes, from lush valleys to high peaks. Volcanic formations line the sides of this relatively short byway as the Spanish Peaks lay in the distance. Keep driving through to experience a place off the beaten path—the edge of the Cuchara Valley.

End your trip near Trinidad where there are many Victorian buildings that have been preserved through the centuries.

  1. Dinosaur Diamond

bryce canyon before dinosaur diamond scenic byway colorado

Grand Junction

Dinosaur Diamond is a long byway with plenty to see. Start by viewing the Colorado National Monument, a beautiful red rock canyon with formations similar to Bryce’s Canyon featured above. Later on, you’ll find ancient petroglyphs from the Fremont Indians in Canyon Pintado, an area that has been occupied for more than 11,000 years.

If you love Dinosaur fossil hunting, make sure to stop at one of the many excavation points with the family! The area is famous for its connection to the prehistoric beasts and many archaeological discoveries.

  1. Alpine Loop

alpine loop byways with mountains trees and hills

San Juan Mountains

Make sure your four-wheel drive is turned on for this historic byway—it has two 12,000-foot passes that could also require you to update from the family sedan. But, it’s worth it!

Alpine Loop offers some of the most renowned views in Colorado. It has multiple popular vantage points, camping grounds, hiking and biking trails, and grand summits. This back country byway also passes through numerous ghost towns that still have their Victorian buildings intact.

Do you just love road trips? Lucky for you, there are many more beautiful byways in Colorado. These may be our favorite three… but there are 23 others to explore!