Scenic Locations - Colorado
Here are links to some scenic locations found along Route 40.
|Dutch 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 Mountain (Colorado Springs, CO)|
"Elevation 9,565 feet. Inside the mountain itself, is the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station.
|Helen 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 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......"
|Castle 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......."
|Lookout 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......"
|Lariat Loop Road (Golden, CO)|
"A scenic switchback road from Golden to the summit of Lookout Moutain......."
|Lincoln Lake (Idaho Springs, CO)|
"Also known as Lost Lake. On the Mount Evans Byway......."
|Echo Lake Park (Idaho Springs, CO)|
"On the Mount Evans Scenic Byway......."
|Summit 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 ......"
|Mount Evans (Bailey, CO)|
"Elevation 14,264 feet. A paved road leads to the summit - the highest paved road in North America.
|40th 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......."
|Mount Shavano (Nathrop, CO)|
"This mountain is noted for the appearance of an angel during the spring snow melt......."
|Mount 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 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......."
|Muddy 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......"
|Rabbit Ears Pass (new) (CO)|
"This is the new Rabbit Ears Pass. The original pass is on the decommissioned highway to the north......."
|Rabbit 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......"
|Shoshone Canyon (Glenwood Springs, CO)|
"Here's a video about whitewater rafting in Shoshone Canyon.
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Last updated: 2009-09-08 04:28:09