Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway

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Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway

Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway
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houstonnative47
Missouri City, TX1,109 contributions
Great scenic drive
Sep 2019
While in Colorado for several weeks, we wanted to drive as many scenic byways as we could. We drove from Grand Junction down Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway towards Telluride and enjoyed every minute of it. There were so many views of the canyon and river below and different rock formations. We stopped many times to enjoy the scenery. As others have mentioned one of the stops was to see the hanging flume. We did not see this until we read the signs in the area which told about the flume and also showed an old picture of where it was located. There was hardly any traffic either so we could slow down in some areas to enjoy the view too.
Written October 25, 2019
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billandgeorgeanna
Lake Havasu City, AZ386 contributions
Day trip
Oct 2019
We decided to drive back to Fruita from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison on this scenic byway. We were not disappointed. This is probably the most beautiful scenic drive we have ever done. It was a WOW factor around every corner. We were fortunate to do this complete drive during the fall colors is was amazing. I'm going to say this is better than Grand Canyon because you actually get to drive through all of this stunning scenery. It was well worth our 'side' trip. I'd do this one again but drive the other direction to get a different view.
Written October 3, 2019
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BoHoMamma59
Oxford, NY55 contributions
Awesome scenic byway
Sep 2019
When I was trip planning I spotted this route in my National Geographic scenic byways book and we were awestruck with the scenery as we came north from Ouray and Ridgeway. We especially liked the last 70 miles or so. We saw a lot of similarity to the lower Canyonlands route in UT. We highly recommend this stunning drive.
Written September 27, 2019
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HeatherJ22
Columbus, OH230 contributions
Very cool scenic drive!
Jun 2018 • Family
I discovered this byway during the planning of our family road trip and I am so glad I did! We took this route from Grand Junction to Telluride (hwy 141 to hwy 145).

I was amazing by the changing terrain in such a short period of time! So cool to stop at Hanging Flume point of interest (best part!) we would be driving through what seemed to be a valley and then we would turn a corner and be on the side of a cliff - no joke!!!

If you are up for an interesting drive with lots of twists and turns - I highly recommend taking this scenic byway!
Written June 7, 2018
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Mountainman827
Custer, SD1,081 contributions
Great scenic drive
May 2018 • Couples
Took this as another way to get to Moab from Grand Junction, great choice if you have the time. Could not believe the variety of landscapes that we drove thru. Have your gas tank full and realize eating choices along the route are few. Stop to see the hanging flume historic site few miles south of Gateway, just about missed it as is just a pull off along the road with interpretive signs to read once you pull over.
Written May 14, 2018
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4sacketts
Whitewater, CO19 contributions
Lived here
Nov 2017 • Family
Great and beautiful place to visit or live. Lots to see and learn. Don’t be afraid to get off the beaten path.
Written December 21, 2017
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Brian B
Denver, CO5 contributions
Much more scenic than I-70
Jun 2017 • Family
I decided to add this route to our trip back to Denver from Moab. It added about an hour and a half and was totally worth it.

I had planned on using the La Sal Loop/Dolores Safari Route/John Brown Canyon but it didn't seem accessible as parts of it are currently under construction. This route was paved and much more practical for my travel companions.

Much more scenic than I-70 between Moab and Grand Junction.

So many beautiful sights and we even saw a young black bear in Gateway!

Absolutely amazing drive if you ever get the chance.
Written June 25, 2017
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Dookie62
Erie, CO59 contributions
Gas Up Before You Go!!!
May 2017 • Couples
We took this route from Grand Junction to Ridgway and are glad we did. Just be sure to start with a full gas tank. When we left Highway 550 at Whitewater, we saw a sign warning that there was no gas for 44 miles. There were also few people, but the scenery was varied and always spectacular. Also be advised that the Ouray Visitor's Guide says that this byway is 55-65 miles, but it is twice that distance and took about 4 leisurely hours instear of the 1-2 hours advertised.
Written May 22, 2017
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Rita B
3,218 contributions
Beautiful in all seasons
Feb 2017 • Family
We often do this drive when we just want to unwind. You travel through such varied geology - Unaweep Canyon was carved as deep as the Black Canyon, but has filled in with lake silt which created a U shaped canyon from the original V shape. There are ranches trough the canyon and vistas of rock battlements.

The Unaweep canyon is a popular spot for bicyclists - you need to be on the lookout for them, especially around curves.

In Uravan, you will see an old uranium mine (copper has been mined in this area as well). And this is an area where dinosaur fossils have been found.

This is about a 3 hours drive - we don't always do the whole thing. But, it is so beautiful that it is worth driving any part of it. We have also taken this as a back route from Telluride to Grand Junction.
Written May 18, 2017
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Paul K
Nucla, CO44 contributions
This scenic drive is a must for those wishing to experience one of Colorado's premier back roads.
Jan 2017 • Family
I travel Hwy 141 often as I live just north of the town of Naturita, which sits on the scenic byway and also home to the only visitors center on the entire 133 mile route. This alternate route bypasses the busy highway serving Montrose, Delta and Ouray if you are heading north to Grand Junction and takes you through one of the most geologically unique regions of Colorado. Following the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers to Gateway, the highway passes through a vast wilderness of public lands with massive walls of sandstone and beautiful riparian habitats while you will wonder where are all the people? For me, the route offers some of the best road cycling that I've ever experienced. I can often ride on Hwy 141 for 10 or 15 minutes before a car passes me in either direction. There are many places along the route which will demand that you stop, take in the view, the quiet, the fresh air and take a picture. Naturita boasts a fine RV park and other amenities while Gateway offers a luxurious resort and small convenience store. The drive from Telluride to Grand Junction will take you about three hours if you make no stops. Threat yourself and plan on 5 hours so you can take your time to enjoy this scenic wonder.
Written January 25, 2017
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