Northern Rockies

Northern Rockies

Overview

Colorado Northern RockiescrnBordered on the east by RMNP and the Front Range regions and on the south by I-70.
  • Primary access via I-70 to US 40 at the Empire exit or SH 9 north from the Silverthorne exit to join US 40 at Kremmling.
  • Access the Walden area via I-25 to SH 14 in Fort Collins.
  • State Highways 131 – 13 – 139 north from I-70 provide additional access to the interior of the region.

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US 40 to Steamboat Springs

Deadman Lake on Corona Pass, CO
Deadman Lake on Corona Pass Rd

Highlights:

  • America's BywayColorado Scenic BywayColorado River Headwaters SB
  • Fall ColorsColorado River Headwaters SB
  • FlowersJones Pass Rd – Colorado River Headwaters SB
  • Scenic vistasTrain RelicsCorona Pass Rd

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Steamboat Springs | US 40

Fish Creek Falls - Steamboat Springs, CO
Fish Creek Falls – Steamboat Springs

Highlights:

  • FlowersWaterfallFlowers, hot springs and a waterfall within 4 miles of Steamboat Springs.
  • Fall ColorsScenic vistasFantastic fall foliage and the heart stopping scenery of the Devils Causeway along the Flat Tops Scenic Byway.
  • Scenic vistasWildlifeAncient petroglyphs and pictographs, wild horses and the canyon country around Rangely.

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Cache la Poudre-North Park SB

Two Moose near Walden, CO
Moose near Walden – Janice Packard

Highlights:

  • Kayaking/River RaftingVistasKayakers and outstanding scenery along the Cache la Poudre, CO’s only Ntl Wild and Scenic River.
  • WildlifeState Forest SP has some of everything, including the largest moose herd in Colorado.
  • WildlifeWonderful wildlife photo ops abound at Arapaho NWR.