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Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway

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You will be in AWE! Spectacular drive from Rye to San Isabel, to MacKenzie Junction left on 96 to Westcliff.

Spectacular Drive from I-25 south to exit 74 onto HWY 165. Go thru San Isabel to Hwy 96 towards... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Deborah S
Rye, Colorado
Beautiful Drive Away from the Crowds

Picturesque mountain valleys, rock formations between Pueblo and Wetmore, a stunning view of the... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Super scenic drive from Pueblo to Westcliffe and then back through Rye and Colorado City. We didn't see any wildlife, but it was a very relaxing, pretty drive. Traffic was not too heavy. We pulled over a couple of times to let vehicles get in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Spectacular Drive from I-25 south to exit 74 onto HWY 165. Go thru San Isabel to Hwy 96 towards Westcliff. I live in Rye, Co. The drive especially from here to San Isabel is gorgeous especially in the fall. The Pope Barn just before Lake...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Picturesque mountain valleys, rock formations between Pueblo and Wetmore, a stunning view of the Sangre de Christo mountains in Westcliffe, the pristine Lake Isabel, the charming Rye. Colorado scenery without the traffic. Plan for lunch in Westcliffe—it has the most options. Stop at Bishop's Castle...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank spanishpeeks
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I am on this road at least monthly. The scenery is pretty in every season. Not a good road in the snow and cell phone service is spotty. Plan to drive more slowly to watch for deer and elk.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Rosemary J
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Nice drive and beautiful views. However, didn't seem to be much of anywhere to pull over and take some photos.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank JCMcG47
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Bishop's Castle - how could any one man do this?? It's fascinating to see this stone work. No one around - just us and an opportunity to explore this wonder or stone work.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Susan M
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful drive. You'll go up and down winding mountain roads. There was very little traffic out there too! Great way to get off the beaten path.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This scenic drive is beautiful. Besides the scenery, the small mountian town of Westcliffe is a nice place to spend a couple of hours. With the Sangre de Cristo mountain as a backdrop, the town has a cute downtown area with shops and resturants. You...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank elbrooks
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This byway is gorgeous at any time of the year! Westcliffe has a great restaurants. Obie's BBQ on I-25 serves great food. Scenery is breathtaking! I ride this byway several times a year and always enjoy this beautiful part of Colorado!

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank gmelkers
Reviewed 25 May 2015

We travelled this Byway on Highway 96 into Westcliffe, on an unusually cool and rainy day in early May. There was very little traffic. The road needs some improvement. There are beautiful rolling green hills as you head west. Westcliffe is a one-street town good...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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