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Scenic Locations - Colorado

Here are links to some scenic locations found along Route 40.

Monument Valley ParkMonument Valley Park (Colorado Springs, CO)

Dutch Wedding RocksDutch Wedding Rocks (Colorado Springs, CO)
"These unusual formations are located immediately west of Woodmen Vally fire station on the north side of the road. While visible from the road throug......"

Cheyenne Lodge at the Summit of Cheyenne MountainCheyenne Mountain (Colorado Springs, CO)
"Elevation 9,565 feet. Inside the mountain itself, is the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. ......"

Seven FallsSouth Cheyenne Canyon (Colorado Springs, CO)

Seven FallsSeven Falls (Colorado Springs, CO)

Garden of the GodsGarden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, CO)
"More pictures from Garden of the Gods. ......"

Helen Hunt FallsHelen Hunt Falls (Colorado Springs, CO)
"Named after the writer and Native American advocate Helen Hunt (1830-1885), also known as Helen Fiske and Helen Jackson. The falls are not named afte......"

Pikes PeakPikes Peak (Colorado Springs, CO)
"Elevation 14,115 feet. Named after explorer Zebulon Pike, this is one of the most famous mountains in the United States. The summit is accessible by......"

View north from the summit of the HogbackHogback (Golden, CO)

Castle RockCastle Rock (Golden, CO)
"This landmark was once the trademark of the Coors Brewery and was featured on their bottle caps and labels between 1933-1937......."

Mount Vernon CanyonMount Vernon Canyon (Golden, CO)

Bear Creek CanyonBear Creek Canyon (Golden, CO)

Wildcat Point on Lookout MountainLookout Mountain (Golden, CO)
"Home of several attractions including the Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, the Lariat Loop Road, Lookout Mountain Park, Windy Saddle Park, Lookout Mount......"

Wildcat Point on Lookout MountainLariat Loop Road (Golden, CO)
"A scenic switchback road from Golden to the summit of Lookout Moutain......."

Clear Creek Canyon from Colorow PointColorow Mountain Park (Golden, CO)

Mount Evans and Clear Creek Canyon from Virginia Creek RoadVirginia Canyon Road (Idaho Springs, CO)

Panorama Point on Chicago Creek RoadChicago Creek Road (Idaho Springs, CO)

Lincoln (Lost) LakeLincoln Lake (Idaho Springs, CO)
"Also known as Lost Lake. On the Mount Evans Byway......."

Echo LakeEcho Lake Park (Idaho Springs, CO)
"On the Mount Evans Scenic Byway......."

Summit LakeSummit Lake (Idaho Springs, CO)
"With an altitude of 12,840 feet above sea level, this park is the highest in the Denver Mountain Park system. It is located near the summit of Mount ......"

Summit House of Mount EvansMount Evans (Bailey, CO)
"Elevation 14,264 feet. A paved road leads to the summit - the highest paved road in North America. ......"

Douglas MountainDouglas Mountain (Empire, CO)

Looking west from the summit of Berthoud PassBerthoud Pass - Western Slope (CO)

Summit of Berthoud PassBerthoud Pass - Summit (CO)
"Elevation 11,207 feet. Named after Swiss railroad surveyor Edward Bethoud......."

Eastern side of Berthoud PassBerthoud Pass - Eastern Slope (CO)

Lake GranbyLake Granby (Granby, CO)

Icon40th Parallel (Granby, CO)
"Some people believe that U.S. Route 40 obtained its numerical designation because it approximated the 40th parallel lattitude line. This is incorrect......."

Trout Creek PassTrout Creek Pass (Buena Vista, CO)
"Elevation 9,346 feet......."

Byers CanyonByers Canyon (Hot Sulphur Springs, CO)

Colorado River at Parshall, ColoradoColorado River (Parshall, CO)

Mount ShavanoMount Shavano (Nathrop, CO)
"This mountain is noted for the appearance of an angel during the spring snow melt......."

Tennessee PassTennessee Pass (Minturn-Red Cliff, CO)
"Elevation 10,424 ft. ......"

Eagle River CanyonEagle River Canyon (Minturn-Red Cliff, CO)

Mount ElbertMount Elbert (Nathrop, CO)
"Elevation 14,443 feet. This highest point in Colorado as well as the Rocky Mountains in North America......."

Mount of the Holy CrossMount of the Holy Cross (Red Cliff, CO)
"This mountain has a pair of vertical and horizontal crevices that at certain times of the year fill with snow and create the appearance of a cross......."

Whitley PeakWhitley Peak (Kremmling, CO)

Muddy PassMuddy Pass (CO)
"For westbound drivers, this is the second crossing of the Continental Divide. Here, you'll cross from the Pacific watershed back to the Atlantic. Th......"

(New) Rabbit Ears PassRabbit Ears Pass (new) (CO)
"This is the new Rabbit Ears Pass. The original pass is on the decommissioned highway to the north......."

Rabbit Ears PassRabbit Ears Pass (CO)
"For westbound drivers, this is the third and final crossing of the Continental Divide. Here, you'll pass from the Atlantic watershed back to the Paci......"

Fish Creek FallsFish Creek Falls (Steamboat Springs, CO)

Eagle River and Highway 24 (former Route 40S)Eagle River (Eagle, CO)

Yampa Valley from Rabbit Ears MountainYampa Valley (Steamboat Springs, CO)

Hanging LakeHanging Lake (Glenwood Springs, CO)

Colorado River CanyonColorado River Canyon (Glenwood Springs, CO)

Shoshone CanyonShoshone Canyon (Glenwood Springs, CO)
"Here's a video about whitewater rafting in Shoshone Canyon. ......"

Echo CliffsEcho Cliffs (Glenwood Springs, CO)

Glenwood CanyonGlenwood Canyon (Glenwood Springs, CO)

Ward LakeWard Lake (Cedaregde, CO)

Monolith ParadeColorado National Monument (Fruita, CO)

Colorado welcome signColorado-Utah State Line (Dinosaur, CO)

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Last updated: 2009-09-08 04:28:09

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