Scenic, Historic and Backcountry Byways in Colorado

A view along the Silver Thread Scenic and Historic byway

I've driven 20 of the designated Scenic Byways in Colorado. Most of those routes are in the mountains but a few are on the eastern plains and Lariat Loop is essentially within the bounds of the Denver Metroplex.

There are several other roads around the state I would include in the lists below but they haven't been officially designated.

 
A view up a canyon along Shelf Road on the Gold Belt Tour Backcountry Byway

Scenic, Historic and Backcountry Byways in Colorado

 
A view along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway in Leadville
In Leadville, along Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway
Locations of the Colorado Scenic Byways
A view along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

Photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 License
Map courtesy of Cartesia MapArt Terrain