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“Spectacular Geology and Histort” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway

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Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway
Hwy 141-Hwy 145, Whitewater, CO
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Delta, Colorado
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“Spectacular Geology and Histort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I recently traveled along the Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway with takes one from Hwy50 at Whitewater to Ridway Colorado.
Watch for a number of interpretive pull outs to learn about the Unaweep Seep, Driggs Mansion or the amazing Hanging Flume.
A stop in at the Gateway Car Museum for a tour and some lunch is always a treat.
This Byway moves through some fascinating rock formations carved out by time. It's a long trip, but a day trip. Take water and your camera.

Visited May 2012
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Boulder, CO
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“really lovely scenic drive in Western Colorado”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

When traveling by car between Grand Junction, CO and Telluride, CO, a pleasant alternative to Hwy 50 is the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway (Hwy 141, then Hwy 145). We think driving it from north to south is more scenic than south to north. Locals says this is faster than going through Delta and Montrose, but we think it's about the same. To begin, turn off Hwy 50 onto Hwy 141 just south of Grand Junction, near Whitewater. Gateway is a good place to stop for a break, and it has an Auto Museum that gets rave reviews. Along the route, where it looks like you could drive over the edge and into the Dolores River below (-:, watch for the historic site marker on the "hanging flumes". It's pretty interesting. We've never stopped in Naturita, but Norwood is a great little town with 2 restaurants (Happy Belly Deli and West End Pizzaria) that are real gems. Continue down "Norwood Hill" and along the lovely San Miguel River toward the Placerville turnoff. Here you can turn off towards Telluride or head up towards Ridgway. The route towards Ridgway and up to Montrose is also very beautiful.

Visited March 2012
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