A fabulous journey through history, geology, culture and nature awaits you on the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway. Consisting of Highways 141 and 145, the vast scenery along this byway will keep you inspired along your journey. Visit the historic Driggs Mansion or the Hanging Flume and step back into history to a much simpler time. Visit our website at www.utbw.org to learn more about the sites, activities, culture and accommodations and to request a brochure.
Unaweep Canyon knifes through the soft red sandstone of the Uncompahgre Plateau all the way to Precambrian times. Ancient rivers silted the rock away, exposing hundreds of millions of years of the geologic record (including fossils of dinosaurs and early amphibians). Other secrets of the earth were ferreted out by miners with picks and shovels. The canyon witnessed a copper boom around the turn of the century; decades later, the U.S. Army processed ore from nearby Uravan to produce the uranium used in the first atomic bombs. Above all, this ageless desert region offers sheer scenic wonder - striated cliffs towering a thousand feet overhead, raging streams, and boundless skies.
San Miguel River Environmental Area
Dolores and San Miguel Rivers
West Creek Picnic Area
Gateway Colorado Auto Museum
Nature Conservancy's Tabeguache Creek Preserve
Dominguez and Escalante Expedition Historic Marker
Nature Conservancy San Miguel Canyon Preserve
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- Contact Information
Lenore C. Bates
Colorado Scenic Byways Coordinator
4201 E Arkansas Ave, Shumate Bldg
Denver CO 80222-3406
(303) 757-9727 fax