If you really want the most out of a road trip you have to take the road less traveled. And in my opinion, there's no better roads in America than those designated as Scenic Byways.
Last year I did one of my favorite stretches called Scenic Route 12 on my trip to all 48 contiguous states. This year I'm trying to hit as many as I can, and Colorado makes that kinda easy because there's 26 of them. So I took Colorado's Silver Thread Scenic Byway as part of my trek south from Crested Butte to Pagosa Springs. And the best way for me to describe it - and other Scenic Byways - to you is like this...
It isn't driving. It's entertainment.
Every winding turn brings new vistas that delight the eyes and soothe the soul.
Every majestic mountain, winding river, gushing waterfall and green valley reminds you of how big and beautiful this country really is.
And every time you find yourself at the corner of Zen and Nirvana in Creede, CO - or other uniquely named roads - you remember that America has a great sense of humor.
So I hope you get a chance to experience the road less - or Les - traveled and that you too come back with some life affirming stories to share.
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