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Best scenic drive from breckenridge?

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Best scenic drive from breckenridge?

Visiting colorado for the first time for 7 days in breckenridge. Looking for a suggestion for the best scenic drive to view the rockies and take some pictures, no more than 1 hr from breckenridge,...any suggestions? Thanks!

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1. Re: Best scenic drive from breckenridge?

I always like the drive that goes

Breck down to Frisco, I-70 West to Copper Mtn. Exit, to Leadville via Hwy 91, just before leadville, take the Hwy 24 that will bring you past Ski Cooper, Minturn (nice place to grab lunch) and drop you off just west of Vail. Come back through Vail, walk around and then back over the I-70 and back to Breck.

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2. Re: Best scenic drive from breckenridge?

What Matt is describing is part of the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway. http://www.topoftherockiesbyway.org/

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If you do go to Leadville...you MUST go to the Silverdollar bar....great place! Check out the walls in the ladies room....hilarious!

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Are you coming in the summer? I love the Como to Breck loop. South on US9 out of Breck to Fairplay - hang a left at the dead end - left again in to the tiny town of Como and back over the ridge via Boreas Pass to Breck. From Como to Breck it is mostly dirt roads. Amazing views - great hikes - historic ruins - really pretty.

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6. Re: Best scenic drive from breckenridge?

If you choose to drive Boreas Pass Road, have a 4WD high clearance vehicle. We drove the road this past fall, absolutely gorgeous. Make sure your rental car contract allows driving on dirt roads.

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