Question by MB: What is the best Colorado Rocky Mountain Scenic Route?
I plan to enter Colorado coming from St. Louis on I-70 on day 1. What is the best scenic route for a 6-7 day all-around vacation (I want to be back in St. Louis by day 6 or 7). Also, if I leave St. Louis on day 1 early in the morning where should I stop for the night to avoid missing any scenery as I enter Colorado?
Answer by girls luv camping 2
It’s about 850 miles from St. Louis to Denver. You might want to consider stopping about half way for the first night. So, I would suggest staying in Salina, Kansas. My favorite scenic route in Colorado is the “Peak to Peak” highway. Also, the “Trail Ridge Road” (highway 34) in the “Rocky Mounatin National Park” is a beautiful drive.
To get the Peak to Peak highway from Interstate 70, take exit 244 onto northbound Highway 119. The byway begins in Black Hawk and continues along Highways 119, 72, and 7 ending in Estes Park.
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