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Southwest Colorado Sights

Alpine Loop Scenic Byway

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Updated 10/01/2013

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The inspiring 65-mile Alpine Loop Scenic Byway joins Lake City with Ouray and Silverton. The road, typically open late May or early June through October, has unpaved sections that require a high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle. Dizzily spiraling from 12,800-foot-high passes to gaping valleys, the trip is well worth the effort.

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Lake City, Colorado, United States

Updated 10/01/2013


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