Peak to Peak

Peak to Peak Scenic Byway map

Length: 55 miles
Driving time: 80 minutes

Welcome to the showcase of the Front Range. Less than an hour from Denver, Boulder, or Fort Collins, this 55-mile-long route provides matchless views of the Continental Divide and its timbered approaches. The string of popular attractions along the way - Rocky Mountain National Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, Eldora Ski Resort - combine recreation with nature preservation. The gravel roads criss-crossing the main highway lead to high-country lakes, trailheads, campgrounds, the Moffat Tunnel's east portal, and ghost towns at Hesse and Apex. Established in 1918 this is Colorado's oldest scenic byway.

Peak to Peak Photo Tour


Local Chamber(s) of Commerce

Byways Corridor Management Plan

  • The Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway Corridor Management Plan
  • Peak to Peak Byway Visual Intrusion Reduction Plan
  • Peak to Peak Framework for Wayshowing June 2014
Photo by Denise Chambers, Weaver Multimedia Group