Byers Canyon

Byers Canyon stretches a breathtaking 8 miles between Hot Sulphur Springs and Kremmling, Colorado. The best way to enjoy it? Take about a two-mile scenic drive through Byers Canyon down Highway 40, just west of the town of Hot Sulphur Springs.

The winding highway follows the rushing Colorado River, and most times of the year you can spot some unique Grand County wildlife. On the opposite side of the river, you’ll see the Union Pacific Railroad's Moffat Route train tracks following the same path. Trains can often be seen passing through this spectacular terrain going to and from Denver—You can even try to catch an Amtrack train through the canyon for a new perspective!

All along the canyon walls, take in views of the dramatic rock formations that stretch toward the sky, featuring intricate details and craggy peaks.  

Looking for more quintessential Colorado vistas? This small drive is just a small portion of the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic & Historic Byway. Drive the whole thing to see all that Grand County has to offer—it'll take your breath away.

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