Length: 57 miles (one way). Driving time: 90 minutes.
matter where you begin your tour of the Collegiate Peaks Byway, you
will be ushered into one of Colorado's most scenically spectacular,
historically rich and recreationally diverse areas. This paved 57-mile
route parallels the Continental Divide at the foot of the Sawatch
Range, the highest concentration of 14,000+ foot peaks in the country.
The greater part follows the Arkansas River, the most commercially
rafted river in the nation, a world-class kayaking destination, and one
of the state's premier trout fishing resources.
Lenore C. Bates
Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways 2014 partnerships