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Grand Junction, Colorado - Scenic Drives

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The Grand Mesa Scenic Byway takes you up on top of the 11,000-foot mesa for god-eye views of the surrounding countryside. The Rim Rock Drive in Colorado National Monument winds through beautiful sandstone canyons and scenic overlooks. Both drives start just miles from the city.

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Dinosaur Diamond is named for the rough diamond shape of this remarkable area, stretching from Eastern Utah into Western Colorado. The Byway offers opportunities for the public to visit archeological and fossil sites in their natural settings.

  • 10 hours to drive or 10 days to enjoy the Byway
  • 480 miles (772 km)

The Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway delivers discovery and exploration at several sites filled with science and history. The two-state Byway combines opportunities to see dinosaur bones being excavated and prepared by paleontologists for museum display. Visit the museums along the Byway that showcase reconstructed skeletons and fleshed-out recreations of dinosaurs found in the area.

  • Paved
  • 2 hours
  • 63 miles

This paved drive switchbacks up and over Grand Mesa, the largest flattop mountain in the world. It follow State Highway 65 in its entirety.

  • Paved
  • 1 hour
  • 23 miles

Colorado National Monument's Rim Rock Drive is one of the grandest scenic drives in the United States.  This 23-mile drive offers redrock canyons, crisp blue skies, and fantastic views along the way.  It also provides access to Saddlehorn Visitor Center and campground, many signed vi...

  • Paved
  • 3 hours
  • 133 miles

Making a long loop around the isolated Uncompahgre Plateau, this byway cuts through red sandstone canyons and provides access to backcountry hunting, camping, and fishing sites that are very infrequently visited.

  • Allow at least 3 hours driving time, not including stops, to travel the entire route.
  • 133 miles (214 km)

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 ...

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