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Cumbres Pass

Antonito, CO
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Antonito
Type: Scenic Drives, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Driving, Viewing foliage
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Owner description: Colorado Highway 17 goes over Cumbres Pass and across the New Mexico border. It offers great autumn colors and little traffic.
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Pearl, MS
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great fall drive for leaf viewing. The best scenic views are located between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO. The roadway is worth your time if your are traveling between Alamosa, CO and northern New Mexico near Chama. Highly recommended fall season scenic roadway viewing.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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56 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Drove to the top of the pass from the Chama side. Approximately 14 mi drive from Chama. Scenery is worth the drive. Stop to see the historic rail area at the top. Walk around some and read the placards for the history of the area.

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253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Driving up the pass with the fall foliage is spectacular. If you take the train, take the car drive too as you get a different perspective and get a chance to get out and take it all in!

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We've travelled far and wide throughout the American west but have rarely been so surprised by the beauty of an area. This one is is definitely a byway and not a route that connects any well-known places. But the drive from Antonito to Chama over Cumbres Pass and though Conejos Canyon is pretty special. When you get to Chama, stop... More

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Monument, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

One of the best drives in Colorado. Besides being able to see one of the premiere steam trains the scenery is outstanding.

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

GOD'S COUNTRY. Warning :: Heart Patients---Check with your Doctor before traveling this high above sea level!! Autum Colors are a must see---words don't even come close to it's beauty.

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Mobeetie, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

There is always snow in cumbres you can ride and ride fresh powder and open country with some tall peaks. we will be back next winter.

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