Colorado River Headwaters Byway
Length: 69.0 mi / 111.0 km
Time to Allow: 90 minutes to drive or three to six hours to enjoy this byway
Dropping 1,700 feet in elevation from end to end, the Colorado River Headwaters Byway follows the Colorado past reservoirs and lush ranchlands, and through narrow canyons flanked by the railroad. Wildlife abounds and access to miles of public land offers year-round recreation and views of mountain landscapes and geology.
A snowmobiling trip in the Grand Lake area of the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway is the perfect opportunity to catch beautiful views of the snow-covered Rockies. Wind in and out of trees and up and down powder-blanketed hills as you ride along in Colorado's winter wonderland of snow. Snowmobiling is the perfect way to become acquainted with the byway and venture to places that you never could in your car.
The Colorado River Headwaters Byway will bring you closer to the Colorado, a supreme Mountain stream that tumbles across greenish meadows and down cramped red rock gorges.
to Enjoy the Ride...
1-Day Trip: Historical Tour of the Colorado River Headwaters Byway
This tour will follow the Colorado River down the Byway with stops at historical sites that have either affected the water flow or have historical...