Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park — amazing narrow version of the Grand Canyon
Colorado National Monument — desert rock formations that look like every Western movie you’ve ever seen
Crested Butte — wildflowers and stunning views
Curecanti National Recreation Area (4 hours) — boat ride into Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Dinosaur National Monument (6 hours) — forget the dinosaurs, the drive down to Echo Park is AMAZING!
Grand Mesa Scenic Byway — stunning views of canyons, woods, lakes, and tundra
Mesa Verde National Park (7 hours)
Rifle Falls State Park — small park with a pretty waterfall not far off I-70