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Reviewed September 11, 2019

This starts from a short drive from Denver. The road trip takes you through a nice scenery and lots of interesting places to stop. Make sure you have at 1/2 tank of gas so no need to think of refuelling Nature and scenery are the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Christian S
Reviewed September 1, 2019

If you have some time to kill ,driving the loop is okay. Some touristy stops, views are just okay along the route. Getting onto the loop is tricky - would suggest stopping in Golden at the Visitors Info Center to get clear directions from town...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Howard691
Reviewed August 12, 2019

We were coming to the area to see my nephew perform with the Central City Opera. My wife discovered a write-up on this scenic drive in a magazine about Denver when doing research in preparation for our trip to this area. I was pleasantly surprised....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lovetheolwest
Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

This was a very enjoyable scenic highway. Sometimes it was a bit hard to know where you were supposed to go. It wasn’t well marked in places. Other reviews said roads were scary And hair pin turns. It wasn’t bad at all. It was definitely...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 9sherryf
Reviewed July 19, 2019

Loop up to Lookout from Golden, and then loop down to I-70 on the other side of mountain. Amazing view with little time commitment. Definitely worth it.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019

This is an amazing scenic byway through sensational scenery. Don't be deterred by some reviewers' comments about hairpin curves!! There is nothing on this byway to be afraid of, 99.9% of drivers will have no problems at all, There are plenty of places to stop...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank alaskan_red
Reviewed June 29, 2019

WOW. Not only is this a beautiful drive, but it can be quite exciting. First, you will have to share the road with a lot of bicycles, and those hairpin curves..Holy Moley!!Take your time on this road, and really enjoy some of the most gorgeous...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Carey C
Reviewed May 10, 2019

Absolutely breath taking at times. This is a must drive if you're in the area. Make time to take in the sites, it will do wonders for your mind and body.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank navlrick
Reviewed May 9, 2019

My daughter had never seen snow so I wanted to take her into the mountains. This was an amazing road trip and the views were spectacular. spent half the day driving through the mountains and it was well worth it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BigO824
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Great day drive with lots of scenic places to stop. Not far from Denver. Well worth the fuel to drive.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Cliff W
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
They both have spectacular views. Morrison to Evergreen, up Hwy 74 is probably more fascinating. Watch for the "kissing bears" rock formation on the left side of the road, going up. Going up and down on I-70 is... More