Top of the Rockies

National Scenic BywayColorado

Driving the Byway

This byway branches out in three directions from Leadville.

Leadville to Eagle's Nest Wilderness Area

  • From Leadville take CO-91 north past Copper Mountain Ski Resort to the border of Eagle's Nest Wilderness Area, where this leg of the byway ends.

Leadville to I-70

  • From Leadville take on US-24 north to Minturn.
  • Continue north on US-24 to I-70 where this leg of the byway ends.

Leadville to Aspen

  • From Leadville, travel south on US-24 and turn west on CO-82 (Independence Pass Road).
  • This road takes you just past Aspen to Maroon Creek Bridge, where this segment of the byway ends.