America's Scenic Byways

Colorado River Headwaters Byway

69 miles - 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.