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Address: Hwy 141-Hwy 145, Whitewater, CO

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What an amazing surprise

A friend and I drove through here on our way from Grand Junction to Bedrock, CO. Amazing views! We had no idea that we were in for such a treat. The canyon changes constantly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 July 2016
PluffMudder
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

A friend and I drove through here on our way from Grand Junction to Bedrock, CO. Amazing views! We had no idea that we were in for such a treat. The canyon changes constantly and is never boring. We left the scenic byway and drove into the equally beautiful Paradox Valley but picked the byway back up on our way... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Highway 141 offers a traveler the opportunity for an intimate experience in the canyon country of the Colorado Plateau. If driving from north to south the drive starts by climbing into Unaweep Canyon through layers of Sandstone then entering the 1.7 billion year old granite of the Umcompaghre Plateau. Once out of Unaweep the road swings south and passed the... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

This is a spectacular drive with a variety of scenery. The best part in my opinion ir the drive from Gateway to Naturist along the Dolores river canyon. It is beautiful, unspoiled and uncrowded. There are no commercial activities or gas but plenty of place to stop and to camp primitively.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Thinking this drive would be across a high flat desert we left Telluride and came into high country pastures, farms, small towns with lovely vistas of the surrounding mountains. The road quickly turned into a canyon that only became more monumental and spectacular the farther north we went. The stunning scenery never let up for 133 miles, you drive along... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

As a local when someone comes to visit we always take them on this scenic drive. It shows the many facits of Colorado, from desert to canyons. A drive where you can see desert big horns on high rocks and huge elk in the valley. A must see road trip.

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Newtown, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

This was an amazing ride from Grand Junction to Telluride. The scenery around Gateway made us think we were driving through Zion National Park. The canyons, colors and cliff formations were terrific.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

I have traveled this byway many times at various times of the year, but spring is the best of the best times to enjoy this road. When spring run-off is in full swing you will see numerous waterfalls spread between Whitewater and Gateway. Any time of the year it has wonderful views. Make sure to pull off the road and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

We have made it a point to travel along America's most scenic roads and this was one of our favorites. Beautiful red rock canyon landscapes that rival Sedona, probably nicer than Sedona. We did the drive north to south from Grand Junction to Telluride. There are also nice views of some of the 14ers. The beginning (north end) is really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

It says something about people when a winery gets top billing over what must be one of the most stunning drives in the US. We are staying in Ouray, and made plans for a long day to incorporate this route plus the Colorado National Monument before returning to Ouray on route 50/550. First, have a full tank and lots of... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

Be sure to make your tank is full of gas when you take this trip and you have a bottle of water. PLan on stopping lots to look and take pictures. Watch for the hanging ditch off the side of the cliff.

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