Explore Colorado’s Historic Scenic Byways as a COVID-friendly Recreation Option
Colorado has more scenic byways than any other state. In fact, Colorado is so chock-full of gorgeous drives that there’s an entire government website dedicated to the state’s 26 historic scenic byways. Many of them have an accompanying historical audio tour!
Many of these scenic byways have tourist attractions that may not currently be open or a place where you cannot properly observe social distancing. Therefore, our list of three scenic routes are routes that can provide you with the most solitude. Enjoy these byways from your car or engage in the many socially distanced activities they offer.
Before we start, a note on safety: take the regular precautions you would take for any road trip, but also make sure to pack items you may need to protect yourself from the virus. These may include:
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfectant wipes
- Gloves for handling gas pumps
- Re-sealable bags for used wipes/gloves
- Face masks for stops at gas stations and public restrooms
- Ice chest/cooler with food and drinks
Fill up your tank and make sure that the roads are clear before you start your journey by visiting CoTrip.org.
One More Thing—Remember Auto Insurance
Many of Colorado’s scenic byways have portions that are made of gravel and dirt. Make sure that you have adequate protection against accidents and damage before you leave. Get a quote on insurance for your car or RV by using our Agent Finder to locate someone near you.