7 Scenic Spots in Southern Colorado & How to Get There

If there’s one tip to share when planning for this southern Colorado road trip it’s to wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera.

These southern Colorado attractions include some of the most scenic and gorgeous destinations in the state.

Skyline Drive is another must-visit destination before leaving Canon City. This narrow one-lane road travels along the top of a high razorback ridge.

1. Cañon City

Salida is a small town with so many things to do. Thanks to an abundance of boutiques, art galleries, and local restaurants, there is always something to see.

2. Downtown Salida

The drive along the U.S. Route 285 should not be missed. Features the Colorado mountain ranges Mt. Princeton, Mt. Yale, Mt. Harvard, and Mt. Antero.

3. Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway

Even though St. Elmo is mostly abandoned; visit for the day and go for a hike nearby, or rent one of the cabins nearby and spend a night in this haunted ghost town.

4. St. Elmo

The beautiful town of Buena Vista is known as a public land paradise thanks to being located in Chaffee County.

5. Buena Vista

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