America's Scenic Byways

Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway - Colorado

184 miles - Four hours to drive the Colorado section of the byway

Colorado's Santa Fe Trail follows the path of caravans of traders. View existing historic sites, including trading posts, stage stops, graves, and ruins. Discover an undisturbed, pristine landscape while observing a diversity of wildlife habitats. Archaeological sites include pictographs, petroglyphs, Native American teepee rings, fire circles, and dinosaur tracks.