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Central Rockies North

Overview

Colorado Central Rockies North
crnBordered on the north by I-70, on the west and south by US 24 and on the east by the Front Range region.
  • I-70 west from Denver provides access to multiple day trips, including Mt Evans—Highest paved road in North America.
  • US 285, heading southwest from Denver, provides access to easy day trips to five different passes—all with great vistas!
  • Shrine Pass I-70 exit 190 – Vail Pass Rest Area is a hidden gem passable by most vehicles in decent conditions.

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I-70 East of the Divide

Combat Wing on the Lariat Loop
Combat Wing, Lariat Loop

Highlights:

  • Colorado Scenic BywayNational Forest BywayGuanella Pass Scenic Byway
  • Hang GlidingCombat wings and hang gliders on the Lariat Loop
  • WildlifeWildlife and bristlecone pines on Mt Evans
  • Snowboarding and Skiing Summer skiers on St Marys Glacier
  • Fall ColorsGuanella Pass
  • Scenic vistasMoon over A-Basin from east side of Loveland Pass

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West of the Divide

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Mohawk Lake

Highlights:

  • Fall ColorsShrine Pass
  • FlowersMohawk Lake | Shrine Pass | Mayflower Gulch | Ute Pass
  • WaterfallsMohawk Lake
  • Scenic vistasEspecially photogenic Mohawk Lake | Ute Pass | Shrine Pass | Mayflower Gulch

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US 285 South

South Park from Georgia Pass
South Park from Georgia Pass

Highlights:

  • Fall ColorsGuanella Pass | Kenosha Pass | Weston Pass
  • FlowersTrain RelicsBoreas Pass
  • WildlifeGeorgia Pass
  • Scenic vistasAll of these passes have terrific vistas!