Further Afield

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

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