Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway
National Forest: Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest
Length: 55.0 mi / 88.5 km
Time to Allow: 80 minutes to drive the byway
Welcome to the showcase of the Front Range. Less than an hour from Denver, Boulder, or Fort Collins, this 55-mile-long route provides matchless views of the Continental Divide and its timbered approaches. The string of popular attractions along the way - Rocky Mountain National Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, Eldora Ski Resort - combine recreation with nature preservation. The gravel roads criss-crossing the main highway lead to high-country lakes, trailheads, campgrounds, the Moffat Tunnel's east portal, and ghost towns at Hesse and Apex. Established in 1918 this is Colorado's oldest scenic byway.
Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway provides matchless views of the Continental Divide and its timbered approaches along a 55-mile stretch of road. A string of popular attractions along the way combine recreation with nature preservation.