Jacket, check. Sunglasses and sunscreen, check. Sunny outlook, check! We’ve got some great suggestions for your next Colorado road trip.
The month of May heralds graduations and Memorial Day, and typically signifies the start of summer. For many, summer break is the perfect time to plan a getaway on the open road. A great vacation that you can take in our state of Colorado is the quintessential summer road trip.
A few fast facts about driving in Colorado:
- It takes about 6 hours to drive north to south across Colorado, as it spans about 380 miles
- Colfax Avenue stretches 53 miles and is the longest continuous running commercial street in the United States. Many motels lined the long stretch of road for summer road trippers
- The Highest Paved Road in the United States is in Colorado, the Mount Evans Scenic Byway—which climbs up to 14,258 ft.
- The Ford F-150 is the most popular car in Colorado as of 2022 according to the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
We are delighted to share some items from History Colorado’s collection that will hopefully inspire a road trip destination for you in our amazing state!
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Visit the North Pole
The Broadmoor Hotel
Royal Gorge and World's Highest Suspension Bridge
Gold Panning, Clear Creek Canyon
Rocky Mountain National Park
Trail of the Ancients
Dinosaur National Monument
Grand Mesa Moose Day
Yampa Valley Crane Festival
Million Dollar Highway
The Paint Mines
Check out more of History Colorado’s collection at the Stephen H. Hart Research Center.